Ideye focused on Malaga

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Super Eagles forward Brown Ideye says he is fully focused on the job at hand at struggling La Liga club Málaga.

Ideye in the January transfer window signed up on loan with Málaga from Chinese Super League side Tianjin Teda.

Málaga have struggled this season and are currently bottom of the La Liga table with 13pts having only secured three wins and four draws in 25 matches.

Ideye who got his first goal for the Albicelestes in a recent loss to Valencia, admits it is really difficult for the club at the moment but he is fully focused on helping the side out of its current position.

Ideye against Valencia
“Its tough because for every game you’re playing, you are fighting. You’re giving your all to make sure you win and right now the win is not coming.

“I think we just have to continue working hard and believe that things will be better, things will change for good.

“I believe by the time we start winning it will be straight wins. We’ll start winning and we’ll go out of the red zone.”

Russia 2018

Ideye missed out on an opportunity to play for Nigeria at the World Cup in 2014. He admits he would love to be in Russia with the Super Eagles this summer but says the number one priority at the moment is about changing the Málaga situation.

“Right now I’m not thinking about the World Cup. The only thing I’m thinking about now is to focus on Málaga who have done a lot for me to be here.

“I have to focus on them and make sure they get out of the red zone. That’s my target for now.

“For the world cup, yes it’s a dream for every player to be at the world cup. If given the chance, I’ll grab it with both hands.

“I however believe for now I have to focus here first, do very well and other things will come from here.”

Nigeria will play Poland and Serbia in international friendly games in March. The game against Poland is scheduled for March 23 in Poland before the Super Eagles will play Serbia on March 27 in London.

The list of players invited by Coach Genort Rohr for the friendlies will officially be made public on March 7.

Ideye since his €12m move to Chinese side Tianjin Teda has not featured for the Super Eagles.

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