Tuesday Mar 06, 2018. 13:12
Nigerian international striker Odion Ighalo says he wants to score against Croatia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
The Yatai Changchun striker in the Chinese Super League will be celebrating his birthday on the same day.
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Ighalo will be turning 29 on June 16 and reveals that he wants a special gift in a form of a goal.
The match comes up on June 16, in Kransdor and the Yatai striker has assured his fans he will not disappoint them if selected to face the Europeans.
“I will be glad celebrating my birthday with a victory against Croatia. It’s obvious that day will be my day and I won’t disappoint my fans who are party ready. Let’s keep our fingers crossed and see how it goes” he said to the New Telegraph.
The former Watford player hasn’t played at the global showpiece before and he is optimistic he can score loads of goals in Russia if coach Gernot Rohr considers him in his team.
Meanwhile, Ighalo was part of the team that grabbed a point in their CSL opener against Shanghai Shenhua last weekend, they played to a 1-1 draw.