John Obi Mikel Gives His Assessment On England's Chances In The WC


England beat Nigeria 2-1 at Wembley in preparation for the World Cup and were two goals to the good at half-time.

Nigeria like England has qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation, where they will play Croatia, Iceland, and Argentina.

He wrote: "One good thing about this England side that they r so bad that no one is expecting anything from them this Worldcup for the first time since 1966!"

The 21-year-old was involved in full training on Monday in their Austria camp and is expected to start against the Czechs in Vienna.

New Brighton & Hove Albion signing Leon Balogun makes the cut, while Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel, now plying his trade in China with Tianjin Teda, will captain the Super Eagles in Russian Federation.

Southgate said England had failed to work out how the visitors had changed their approach at halftime, something that might cost them dearly if repeated in Russian Federation.

However, Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has said Ndidi will now start against Czech Republic on Wednesday in a final warm-up game leading up to the World Cup in Russian Federation.

England found the going tougher in the second half against an improved Nigeria but held on for victory in their penultimate friendly before the World Cup.

Harry Kane said rival nations see England as a threat at the World Cup after he urged his team to believe ahead of the Russian Federation showpiece.

Gary Cahill headed England ahead in the early stages, before Harry Kane netted later in the first period.

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"He has come out today in front of a huge crowd and performed very well".

The England coach picked a strong team and was rewarded with an impressive first-half performance and goals from Kane and Cahill.

13' CHANCE! England are running riots over their visitors and Raheem Sterling run over the Eagles defence to create two quick scoring opportunities.