The draws for the World Cup may not be until December 1, but Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong is already salivating at the prospect of playing against Neymar.
Nigeria could get Brazil as group opponents for next year’s World Cup in Russia, and Ekong has revealed he is looking forward to mark out Neymar after this dream did not come true at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
The Buraspor of Turkey central defender also said qualifying for the World Cup with Nigeria was special.
“It would be nice to play Brazil or England for example. Troost-Ekong against Neymar, I will do the work,” the Super Eagles stopper told Voetbal.
“At the 2016 Olympic Games we lost in the semifinals and then I was looking forward to playing in the final against Brazil. So, it would be nice to get that chance at the World Cup.
“But the fact that I will play at a World Cup is very special to me.”
“For the whole country, it was something very special. Nigeria is a real football country, and the whole country watched this match.”
Ekong further said he expects the Eagles will come up against some tough opposition at the World Cup.
“We now have a very good team, so we wait for the World Cup draw in December. We will probably meet some stronger teams because of our place in the FIFA rankings,” predicted the former Dutch youth international