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Shola Ameobi Talks About Living The Dream

6 years ago
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Departing Newcastle United striker Shola Ameobi has been talking about living the dream over in Brazil.

The selection of Shola for the Nigerian World Cup squad wasn’t without controversy as fans back home questioned the wisdom of selecting players who had played little club football in recent times.

However, Nigeria successfully came out of what had looked a tough group containing Argentina and Bosnia-Herzegovina.

While Shola sat it out, his teammates were then a little unlucky after giving France a real scare in their last sixteen knockout match.

Shola now reflecting;

“Playing at the World Cup is a dream come true.

“For any football player, playing at the World Cup is the is the ultimate and it is what I have longed for a long time.

“For it to happen at the tail end of my career is incredible, being with the Nigerian team has really been a wonderful experience for me.

“We did not get anything wrong against France, we gave the match everything that we had. Unfortunately they scored and we didn’t. We had a goal that was disallowed and the ball fell to Paul Pogba form a corner kick for their goal.

“We took the game to them but couldn’t convert any of the chances that we had.

“We don’t have to feel disappointed because we gave a good account and the only disappointing thing was the result.”

As for brother Sammy’s international ambitions with Nigeria, older brother Shola had this to say;

“He’s his own man and knows what is good for him.

“He has been asking me about the team and what it takes to be there, I let him know waht a great nation Nigeria are to play for.

“If he decides to play for Nigeria then I am going to give him all my support.”

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