Nigeria Match Is More Than A Friendly – Sterling

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Manchester City winger, Raheem Sterling has described this weekend’s clash between his country, England and Nigeria as ‘more than a friendly match,’ as he believes both sides will give their best efforts in the game at Wembley Stadium.

The former Liverpool dazzler is already hyping the game as one that will have a show of both physical and technical attributes from both sides, ahead of which he also stated that players in either team eagerly looking ahead to the encounter with great anticipations.

Three Lions boss, Gareth Southgate will use the friendly against the Eagles to prepare his team for their first game in the World Cup against Tunisia on June 18.

The England squad trained at St. George’s Park on Tuesday, after which Sterling admitted that Nigeria will be formidable opponents when they face off at Wembley on June 2.

He said: ”I probably got more ticket requests than I have any game at Wembley, that’s for sure. I think we got a great physical team.

“I know for the fact that the Nigerian team will be as physical as us and technical as us but it’s going to be a game of the day.

”It is a friendly but I don’t think it would be a friendly game because both teams are really going to get prepared and be ready.”

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