Leicester City of England midfielder, Wilfred OnyinyenNdidi has shot a look back at his outings with the Super Eagles at this year’s World Cup, and declared that one big match he will never forget was the one against Argentina.
The former Racing Genk of Belgium youngster recounted how hurt and disappointed he was that the Eagles failed to hold out till the last whistle in their last group match, but conceded a goal with only four minutes remaining against La Albiceleste.
Ndidi recalled that only a draw would have seen Nigeria qualify for the round of 16, but that expectation was dashed by Argentina’s winning goal in Saint-Petersburg, which he stressed makes the match vey memorable, though very sad for him and the other players.
Though Ndidi admitted it was painful how the Eagles exited the World Cup in Russia, he went on to acknowledge that it was a great experience for him.
“It was great, a dream to play against top stars who used to watch on World Cup. It was amazing experience though it didn’t come out the way we wanted.
“There were speculations I won’t be at the World Cup after I got injured towards the end of the season, but I trained very hard to make it because I wanted to be at the World Cup
“The game against Argentina I will never forget in my life. We had just four minutes, we were looking at the time on the scoreboard, we tried our best to defend, but everything just changed in a moment.
“The whole team felt really bad because everything we worked for ended, we couldn’t hold it for just four more minutes. It was painful.”