Esther Onyenezide, a midfielder for the Super Falconets, feels optimistic going into the quarterfinal matchup against the Netherlands at the ongoing 2022 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup in Costa Rica.
The FC Robo player, who has three goals in two games so far, made this known on NFF TV that the team is prepared to step up their efforts and earn a semi-final berth.
“We are going to bring out our best, and redouble our efforts against the Netherlands. We doubled our best against France, and Korea but this time, we will increase our efforts.
“This is a stage where we have to execute everything we have been learning. We are not in a hurry to leave the tournament for now. I am saying and repeating it, we will bring the Netherlands down,” she asserted.
The Falconets have been one of the most delightful teams to watch in Costa Rica, claiming a perfect three wins out of three group games.
Nigeria and the Netherlands have never met at the U20 World Cup.
While the Falconets have never missed any edition of the Mundial, the Dutch are making only their second appearance following their debut in 2018.
Victories over France, South Korea, and Canada secured maximum points and the top spot in Group C for the coach Chris Danjuma Musa-led side. It is the first time Nigeria will win their opening three matches in ten appearances across twenty years at the World Cup.
Two-time World Cup runners-up will tackle the Dutch at Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto, Alajuela on Sunday by 11:30 pm Nigerian time