John Obi Mikel has expressed confidence they will get a better result in Alexandria when they face Egypt in the return leg of the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
The Pharaohs scored a late equalizer against the Super Eagles in the first leg in Kaduna on Friday, maintaining their lead in group G ahead of the return leg on Tuesday but speaking in an exclusive interview with fcnaija, the Super Eagles captain restated his confidence they will get the desired result in Alexandria.
“Sure, we can get the result there and I’m sure we will,” he said. “If they can get a draw here, we most certainly can get a win there.”
The 28-year old, had initially blasted the Egyptians for not playing fair during the post-match interview, and he added that it was unfortunate they couldn’t hold on till the end.
“It was just unfortunate we couldn’t hold on till the end but it just shows what I said that we can also go there and get a result,” he added.
Nigeria now has five points while leaders Egypt are on seven and the Super Eagles know they must not lose to the Pharaohs on Tuesday to keep their chances of making the next Africa Cup of Nations alive.