Nigeria forward Ahmed Musa has set his sight on a semi-final spot in the 2018 World Cup tournament in Russia.
The Super Eagles will be participating in the quadrennial showpiece for the sixth time, since their debut appearance in USA 1994 but have never gone past the round of 16 stage of the competition.
And the Leicester City player has stated that the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations champions will aim for the best in Russia despite being in the same group with Croatia, Iceland and Argentina in Group D.
“We need to set our sights high. Nigeria want to do more than just get past the group phase. We want to make the quarter-finals and even the semis. Why not?,” Musa told FIFA.com
“It doesn’t matter who we come up against; we’ll be giving it our best shot at the World Cup. We’ll be trying our hardest in every match, no matter the opposition.”
Gernot Rohr’s men enjoyed an unbeaten run of six games in their qualification campaign to Russia and the former CSKA Moscow player revealed how victories in their first two games spurred their determination.
“We’re delighted to be making the trip to Russia. We were in a tough group with Algeria, Cameroun, and Zambia. It wasn’t easy to finish first, but we’re delighted to have reached our objective,” he continued.
“We got off to a good start with a win away to Zambia, and then we beat Algeria at home.”