Yet-to-be-capped-at-senior-level Nigeria (U-23) international Sadiq Umar has been quoted as declaring that going to the world cup with the Super Eagles as one of the main strikers in June is not as far-fetched a dream as some might think.
Although there are the likes of Iheanacho, Ideye, Ighalo and even Olanrewaju Kayode or Aaron Samuel all well in from of him in that position, the 4 goals Olympic bronze medallist appears unperturbed.
Speaking on his chances between now and June, the lanky forward said: "A lot can change in four months.
There is a chance, however small, that I can go to the World Cup in Russia. That’s why I came to NAC Breda (in Holland). I have to stay fit, play and score of course. Then the World Cup should be possible,”
Quoting further from Dutch online news outlet bndestem.nl, Umar said: "In Italy (at Torino) my prospects of playing on a regular basis was not that great. I have to learn to become more of a killer (striker/finisher) like Didier Drogba”
Sadiq is a talented footballer, no doubt, with prospects of going on to do great things in football (if he stays fit and remains in a club who believes in him and nurtures his immence talents).
However, to make Nigeria's world cup squad, he will need to demonstrate that Droga-like killer instinct fast as time - between now and the commencement of the world cup - may not be his best friend.