Mikel Obi Picks Country To Win The World Cup Tournament As He Bows For Lionel Messi
The Super Eagle Captain of the Nigerian national team, John Obi Mikel, has picked as f Argentina as favorite to win this year’s World Cup Tournament in Russia.
The Super Eagles are in Group D alongside Argentina, Iceland and Croatia.
When interviewed which teams are the favorites for the World Cup Mikel chooses the South American giants Argentina to lift up the trophy.
He said his choice lies in the fact that they have Lionel Messi in their squad.
“We (Nigeria) are underdogs and we believe that will motivate us to do well in Russia.
“All we need to do is to continue to be together in good or bad times.
“Football is not all about winning. Hopefully we can achieve something great in the tournament.
“I think every team is favourites (to win) but obviously if you have to say the truth, there’s one footballer who is not from this planet. I love to give credit to whom it’s due.
“Messi is one of the greatest players in the world so Argentina with him are one of the favorites.”