Barcelona Femeni of Spain attacker, Asisat Oshoala has raised the ante ahead of Nigeria’s first match at this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, where the three-time African Female Player of The Year says she and other players in the Super Falcons will take the games one at a time, megasportsarena.com reports.
The Falcons start out against Norway in their first match of Group A, after which they play South Korea and the host country, France, all rated above Nigeria in the current FIFA rankings, but Oshoala says the nine-time African champions will do the best they can to pull through.
The former Arsenal and Liverpool Ladies of England star, who only last weekend sealed a permanent deal with Barca, after initially arriving on loan from Dalian Quanjian of China in January, is also looking to make her personal impact felt at France 2019.
She could did not make an impact at the 2018 African Women Cup of Nations in Ghana, where she managed only three goals and even missed a penalty in the final against South Africa, but Oshoala declared that she is not under any pressure ahead of Nigeria’s opener against Norway.
After netting eight goals in 11 matches for Barca, one of which was in the UEFA Women’s Champions League 4-1 loss to Olympique Lyon of France, Oshoala now wants to transfer her club form to action with the Falcons, but stressed that she will not put the cart before the horse.
Oshoala stated: “I am just going to the World Cup to have fun and help the team and give 100 percent, do the best I can.
”I am not under any pressure, I’m just going there to have fun, I’m not looking for a club or whatever.
”The goals were not just coming for me in the Nations Cup, which is normal. Sometimes you get a goal, sometimes you just help the team.
“You don’t have to score all the time. Scoring in Barcelona, probably I am getting it right, sometimes it happens like this.
”For me it’s one step at a time, we go by each game. After the group stage, we know what’s next.
“First game against Norway, second game against Korea, third game against France and then we pick it up from there.”