Flying Eagles striker Umar Aminu yesterday said that although the team came third at the African Youth Championship (AYC), “I believe we will do better at the World Cup in Turkey.’’
Aminu said this in a statement issued by the Flying Eagles Media Officer, Samm Audu, in Abuja.
He noted that: “I will take it that we were destined to finish third in Algeria, even when we ought to have been crowned champions.
“I believe we will do better at the World Cup in Turkey than what we did at the AYC, because I believe we will get to the final and go on to win the World Cup for the first time.’’
The highest goal scorer at the AYC said his target was to finish as top scorer at the World Cup.
He added that the AYC was his first international outing and that he never expected any award, noting, however, that he would have done better, but for his inexperience and an injury which affected him.
“To be honest with you, I did not expect it, but I’m very happy that I received the award of the highest goal scorer at the AYC, even when it was my first international outing.
“The award is a massive boost to the entire team because I could not have won it without the support of my teammates and coaches.
“I should have scored a few more goals, but probably inexperience made me not to.