Super Eagles striker and Changchun Yatai forward Odion Ighalo has spoken out on the futility of avoiding criticism.
The former Watford of England striker was speaking to a group of media outfits as he continues to prepare along side his Super Eagles teammates ahead of the World Cup qualifier clash against Zambia on Saturday.
Ighalo began by scoring himself okay in the national colours.
”I am happy with my performance, I want to carry on like that for club and country,”
”Even when I was not called for the South African game, I understood because the coach said he wanted to see new players and told me to keep working hard and doing what I’m doing in my club which I did.
”Playing week by week in China I am more fit and I’m ready to go.
Ighalo then responded to what seemed like a suggestion that playing in China is a step down in his professional career, by stating how impossible it is avoid criticism irrespective of how well you’re doing.
”It does not matter what you do in life, people will still criticize you.
You just have to keep your head cool, keep working and doing the best you can. That’s what I am doing”.
Ighalo is expected to lead the attack of the Super Eagles against Zambia on Saturday along side Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi who also plays his club football in the Chinese Super League.
A win for Nigeria will secure a place at the Russia 2018 World Cup