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I will be happy to play as a Wing-Back for Nigeria - Elderson Echiejile

Super Eagles of Nigeria left-back Elderson Echiejile has revealed he will be happy to play as a wing-back for the country during the World Cup games.


Echiejile is a natural left-back but he believes he is versatile and will be ready to play as a wing-back if the team coach decides to switch to 3-5-2 formation during the World Cup.

In an interview with Complete Sport Nigeria he said: 'I can play as a left full-back or a left wing-back, as you know football has evolved over time and playing in several positions enhances your versatility in the team.'

'I'm comfortable playing there. The game was tough "refering to their match against Czech Republic" but we will regroup to polish the areas needed to be improved on.'

'Either position - as a left-back or wing-back, that depends on the tactics the manager is deploying for any game.'

'I feel we now have a clue on how to face Croatia, looking at their game against Brazil. We won't disappoint Nigerias in Russia, we just want their full support to ensure we surpass our past achievements at the World Cup.'

Nigeria kicks off their World Cup campaign against Croatia on June 16.

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