Going into today’s international friendly match between Nigeria and Serbia in London, Ivan Obradovic, Serbian international defender who plays his club football at Anderlecht in Belgium, is mindful of the potential of the Super Eagles players.
The 29 year old left back notes his team's awareness of recent impressive results of the Super Eagles against top teams and the application that went into these.
Speaking on Blic Sport, he said: "In November, the Nigerians beat Argentina. They are a physically dominant team with a lot of talented players and it will not be easy."
PAOK striker Aleksandar Prijovi, who played for Switzerland in U-20 and U-21 levels before pledging his future for Serbia, also echoed the sentiments of Obradovic, saying the Nigerians are a physical side but it’s important for Serbia to win after losing to another African side, Morocco recently.
The one-time Derby County of England player said : ‘’Nigeria is a national team that deserves respect, its players are physically strong and the next match will definitely be a good test for us. We will do everything to win, we will give the maximum to score better than in the previous match." Serbia qualified for 2018 World Cup by topping a tricky group that had Republic of Ireland, Austria, Georgia, Moldova and Gareth Bales' Wales