“It’s going to be volatile,” Ameobi told Philly News. “It’s our last game before entering the World Cup so we have to be really hitting top form. The fact that they’re at home makes for a great atmosphere.
“Obviously the U.S. are a great side and it’s going to be tough for us. But we have to make sure we control the game the way we want to, and that’s what we’re focusing on.”
Nigeria go into the game on the back of an underwhelming 0-0 draw with fellow World Cup finalists Greece at PPL Park, with coach Stephen Keshi admitting afterwards that he had been left disappointed by his team’s slow start but encouraged by their strong finish.
Keshi is, therefore, hoping to see a more complete performance from his troops against the Americans in Jacksonville this weekend – but he has the utmost respect for Jurgen Klinsmann’s side, who won both of their warm-up games thus far, against Azerbaijan and Turkey.