“My players will become big stars after the World Cup” – Keshi

Keshi_MikelStephen Keshi has said that he remains optimistic, that his players will prove critics wrong at the end of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

The coach of the Super Eagles, who is currently on holiday with his family in the US, stated that the team’s display against Mexico in last week’s friendly, shows that they will be ready to shock the big guns at the mundial.

“It is true that I don’t have big name players in the Super Eagles squad but I can assure you that they would become big stars after the World Cup, because they will perform well in Brazil. I am optimistic the Eagles will not disappoint at the World Cup,” Keshi told Complete Sports.

“After the World Cup, clubs will scramble to sign my boys who are not highly rated by pundits now. I don’t believe in big names in football and I have been able to inculcate this in the boys that names don’t win matches and I am sure they would fear nobody in Brazil.”

The Big Boss also insisted that the Eagles will have no fear when they face Lionel Messi and co in the group stage.

“We’ll play all the teams with respect but we shall not fear them. Yes the likes of [Lionel] Messi, [Sergio] Aguero, [Gonzalo] Higuain, [Angel] Di Maria of Argentina and Edin Dzeko [of Bosnia-Herzegovina] will be playing against us but my boys know them and will be ready for them,” he concluded.