In a pre-match press conference leading up to the Super Eagles’ Round of 16 encounter against Cameroon, winger Moses Simon delivered a resolute message, emphasizing the team’s collective approach and deflecting undue pressure on star striker Victor Osimhen.
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Simon Moses expressed a forward-looking mindset, declaring, “We don’t think about history; whatever happened between Nigeria and Cameroon belongs to the past.”
He revealed the team’s unwavering approach to the game, aiming for victory and progression to the next round.
Reflecting on his knowledge of Cameroon’s squad, Simon acknowledged his club mate, Jean-Charles Castelleto, stating, “I have a club mate in their team. I know his strengths and weaknesses.”
The winger outlined the team’s overarching goal, stating, “Our goal is to win the game and the trophy as well. We will take it game by game. We are ready for the game and won’t allow them to stop us.” Simon’s words conveyed the Super Eagles’ determination and unity as they gear up for a crucial knockout fixture.
Shifting focus to the perceived pressure on Victor Osimhen, Simon addressed fan expectations, highlighting that the team’s success should not hinge solely on an individual.
He remarked, “We know that we have the best striker in the world in our team, which is Victor Osimhen. There is too much pressure on Osimhen to score.”
Simon Moses shared the responsibility among the entire team, acknowledging missed chances and emphasizing a collective commitment to on-field outcomes.
Simon’s statements underscored the Super Eagles’ readiness, emphasizing a team-centric approach and unity as they face Cameroon in a pivotal match at the ongoing 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.
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