William Troost-Ekong is confident that Nigeria will spring up surprises at the 2018 World Cup.
“It’s hard because we’ve got a really difficult group but I think we can surprise like we did in qualifying, as we were not the favourites to go through, with Cameroon and Algeria there,” Troost-Ekong told The Guardian.
“But we were unbeaten apart from the last game [awarded 3-0 to Algeria because of an ineligible player].
“We have a new coach and a lot of young players coming through, so I think at the World Cup we can do the same.”
Nigeria face DR Congo at the Adokiye Amiesimake Stadium in a friendly on Monday before concluding their World Cup preparations with games against England and Czech Republic on June 2 and 6 respectively.