Chelsea striker, Alvarro Morata, has listed five world best strikers, he loves to be like.
He stated that he would love to be like Manchester City’s striker, Sergio Aguero, Harry Kane, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, because they score a lot of goals.
He has scored five goals in his last six appearances for Chelsea, including a brace during Sunday’s 3-1 win over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge in the Premier League encounter.
“Of course I want [to be among the top scorers] but I think it is not the most important thing,” Metro UK quoted Morata as saying.
“If we want to be in a position to fight for the Premier League I need to score many goals, Eden has to score many goals, Olivier has to score many goals and all the attackers, Willian, Pedro, Ross Barkley.
“We need goals to win. It is not the most important thing [to be top scorer]. Sometimes you play good and you give a lot of things for the team and you don’t score, and it seems like you play bad.
“In the Premier League there are the best strikers in the world I think. There is Salah, there is Mane, there is Firmino, Aguero, Kane.
“In Spain and Italy there are good strikers but here you have 10 strikers who can score every weekend and it is very hard, but at the end of the season the important thing is to be in the first place [in the League].
“If you score 15 or 20, that is good because we are strikers and we want to score but we need to win also.
“I need to work a lot to be like them. I have started scoring again for two weeks and now I am happy, the team plays good and I don’t need to think about scoring more goals than other players.
“For sure I always want to score because it is good for me and sometimes people think I don’t like to score, but there are good defenders and good keepers.
“But now I think I have more chances than last year. Last year I could only score with headers and this year I don’t score with headers, it is different, but the most important thing is I finally find the right way and my head is okay.
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Super Eagles Qualify for 2019 Africa Cup of Nations
The Super Eagles of Nigeria have successfully booked their place at Cameroon 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, despite playing a 1-1 draw against Bafana Bafana earlier today at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg, Naija News Understands .
— 🇳🇬 Super Eagles (@NGSuperEagles) November 17, 2018
The qualification for the Eagles is coming early despite one more game to play in the qualifying series against Seychelles in March.
The Super Eagles since winning the 2013 edition of the AFCON failed to qualify for the 2015 and 2017 editions.
After five games, they now have 10 points, with one game more to be played.
Having been beaten 2-0 in the reverse game played in Uyo, the Eagles came for revenge in Johannesburg and they started quite badly.
The could have gotten the lead early on when stand-in skipper Ahmed Musa interchanged passes with Kelechi Iheanacho before releasing a curler which was brilliantly taken by goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune in the sixth minute of play.
The opening goal for Nigeria came through an own goal from Buhle Mkhwanazi. The defender deflected Samuel Kalu’s cross past his own goalkeeper.
Percy Tau should have equalised for Bafana Bafana almost immediately but his fine move was punctured by Kalu.
— 🇳🇬 Super Eagles (@NGSuperEagles) November 17, 2018
It did not take too long for the equalizer to come for the South Africans as they were back on level terms in the 26th minute as Man-of-the-match, Tau, sliced through the Eagles’ defence before unselfishly setting up Lebo Mothiba who tucked home to an open net.
As in the first half, the second stanza got off to a rather slow start. There were few chances for either side in the opening 10 minutes.
There was a bright chance for Nigeria later in the game but it was Omeruo who squandered as the centre-back headed wide from close range.
Musa got the ball in the back of the net following a defence-splitting pass from Iwobi, but the assistant’s flag was raised for offside in the 84th minute which television replays suggest it was a faulty call.
While Nigeria was denied the win they wanted, they would be glad to have achieved the primary assignment of qualifying for the 2019 AFCON with one game to spare.
Either Libya or South Africa will join Nigeria from Group E depending on how their game goes in March.
Bye-election: Thugs invade Kwara communities ahead of poll
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has alerted security agencies over the influx of thugs into some Kwara communities ahead of Ekiti/Irepodun/Isin/Oke-ero Federal Constituency bye-election slated for Saturday Nov. 17.
Mr Femi David, the Personal Assistant on Media to Mr Raheem Olawuyi, the APC candidate, raised the concern in a statement issued and made available to newsmen on Friday in Omu-Aran.
The statement identified some of the communities as; Iji-isin, Ijara-Isin, Owu-isin, Iwo-isin, Oke-onigbin, Esie, Osi, idofin-igbana, Omu-Aran among others.
It stated that the thugs were purposely brought into the areas to instil fear in the minds of the voters ahead of the all important poll.
The party said it viewed the development, which had caused unnecessary panic among residents, as undemocratic and an attempt to disenfranchise its patriotic and loyal supporters.
“We have on good authority that quite some numbers of political thugs have been drafted into some of the communities where the by-election has been scheduled to hold on Saturday.
“We have already alerted the security agencies and other relevant stakeholders of this development and they have assured us of prompt intervention in terms of adequate security and surveillance.
“Our supporters across the constituency are hereby urged not to entertain any fear of intimidation, harassment and that the desired freedom would surely be achieved devoid of violence.
“While intimidation and thuggery in electioneering remained the pastime of the opposition, we in APC will continue to toe the line of tolerance, peaceful co-existence and fair play.
“We called on security agencies not to relent in the discharge of their responsibilities by beaming their searchlight on the aforementioned identified areas.
Ahmed Musa Speaks On His Expectation In South Africa
Super Eagles assistant captain, Ahmed Musa, in his statement on Friday, claimed that the Nigerian National team are in South Africa for a win not a draw.
Super Eagles will play the return leg of Group E against South Africa at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.
Musa, in a statement signed by Demola Olajire, Head of Communication of Nigeria Football Federation, said that the Super Eagles are not thinking of simply gaining a point from the encounter.
“Our determination is to win and pick our ticket to the AFCON ahead of the final matchday next year.
“South Africa came to Nigeria to beat us and we are here to return the compliment.
“We will not be playing for a draw. We won in Seychelles and against Libya in Tunisia and we are here to win as well,” Musa said.
He, however, admitted that Saturday’s encounter would not be for the faint-hearted.
“They are a strong team and we will not under-rate them. But we are here for the three points,” Musa said.
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