FC Nantes of France defender, Chidozie Awaziem’s teammate in the club, Kolbeinn Sigþórsson, who hails from Iceland, says he fancies his country’s chances against Nigeria at this year’s World Cup.
Sigþórsson said he is targeting a spot Iceland’s team for the Mundial, in order to have a chance of playing against Awaziem, and predicted that the Super Eagles will be under pressure when they face his team for their second group match in Volgograd, Russia on June 22.
The 27-year-old Sigþórsson, who has scored 22 goals in 44 matches for the Icelandic team, hit one against England at the 2016 European Championship, and believes he can repeat the feat versus Nigeria.
”If things are going well, I hope I can be part of it (the World Cup). There is still a long way to go for me. But if I get in shape and if I play regularly, I see myself go well,” said Sigþórsson.
”We have a lot of quality attackers. It will not be easy. But I remain positive and I hope I can be there.”
Asked if he has spoken to Awaziem about the upcoming clash, Sigþórsson answered : ”We talked a bit about it. We never played against each other. It will be an interesting match.
”Nigeria has a good team. It will be interesting to see how we can do. I will put some pressure on him before the match. Iceland is a small country. All the pressure will be on them.”