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Troost-Ekong: U-23 Eagles Can Win Gold

Troost-Ekong: U-23 Eagles Can Win Gold

Nigeria U-23s defender, William Troost-Ekong believes  that Nigeria can go all the way and win the gold medal in the football event 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

 

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With wins against Japan (5-4) and Sweden (1-0), the Eagles have qualified for the quarter-finals with a game to spare against Colombia on Wednesday.

 

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Speaking with si.com, Troost-Ekong stated that though he and his team-mates are getting ahead of themselves, they are not ruling out the possibility of claiming the ultimate prize.

 

"I think the potential is there," Troost-Ekong said.

 

"But I don't want to put any pressure on us. But the signs are there. If you believe, why not?"

 

Troost-Ekong also spoke about how the team's preparation  before the encounter with Sweden progressed.

 

"It was a lot easier to prepare for (than the first game)," he stated.

 

"The guys were better rested, and they didn't have seven hours in the airplane in their legs, so that helped.

 

"We had some time to discuss more tactics, whereas we didn't have time for that last time." 

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