Emmanuel Emenike has promised to ‘prove himself’ as a top striker at next year’s World Cup in Brazil.
The 26-year-old told BBC Sports that he is poised to achieve success both with Fenerbache at club level and with the Super Eagles at the World Cup.
“Next year will be a big one for the Super Eagles because the World Cup is football’s biggest stage,” Emenike said.
“Brazil is that place where I hope to make my mark and prove myself as a striker that can perform at major tournaments. I will be doing everything for the team as usual. I am confident as a team Nigeria will be stronger in Brazil.”
Emenike was joint top scorer at the African Nations Cup where Nigeria emerged as champions earlier in the year. He also scored three times in the qualifying series for the African champions as they booked a place in the World Cup, where they have been placed in Group F alongside Argentina, Bosnia-Herzegovania and Iran.
Emenike was also positive about winning the Turkish Super Lig title with Fenerbache this season.
“We are top of the league and we lead the team in second by 11 points but we are in December and can’t relax,” he said.