World Cup: Ameobi predicts volatile friendly with USA




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Shola Ameobi insists there will be nothing friendly about Nigeria’s warm-up clash with USA, claiming Saturday’s game in Florida will be “volatile”.

forward Super Eagles are desperate to their final before departing for Brazil and is expecting their hosts to be just as motivated.

“It’s going to be volatile,” Ameobi told Philly News. “It’s our last game before entering so we have to be really hitting top form. they’re at home makes for a great atmosphere.

“It’s going to take our best game to beat them, and ’s what we’ll have to bring, ’s what we want to do — go into on back a .

“Obviously the U.S. are a great side and it’s going to be tough for . 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 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 from his against the Americans in Jacksonville this weekend – but he has the utmost respect for Jurgen Klinsmann’s side, who won both their warm-up games thus far, against Azerbaijan and .

expect a good game from the ,” the Nigeria coach said. “Klinsmann is going to have this German mentality that they’re going to go all the way.

just want to see my players in better cohesion than saw (against Greece). know as we go along playing our friendly games, correcting the mistakes that we’re making, it’s going to come alive.”