YOBO: CHANGES IN EAGLES MUST BE GRADUAL
Eagles' skipper, Joseph Yobo, says changes craved by Nigerians would be a gradual process. He has urged all soccer-loving Nigerians to support Coach Samson Siasia's charge for a ticket to the 2012 Nations Cup which will ultimately define the direction and shape the team would take in the nearest future.
He also spoke on life in Turkey and England and his expectations in the coming seasons. 'I think it's been great so far, although there are ups and downs in football, but the club started strongly in the second half of the Turkish league by winning all our matches.
You have played for a long time in England and you are in Turkey now. How would you describe life in Turkey to what you were used to in England?
'I would say that I have enjoyed my time everywhere I have been to. I am now in Istanbul in Turkey and I am enjoying every minute of my stay there. The life style in Turkey is different, the culture is different and the people and football in Turkey are different. 'It is something new and I have embraced it with both hands, I am enjoying it. It's always hard when you move to a club and most especially a big club such as Fenerbache. The challenges and the pressure to win every time are there, but for me, it is a good thing.
Fenerbache is a huge team and I am blessed to be playing for it. Uche Okechukwu and 'Jay Jay' Okocha played for the club before, but I didn't know the club is this big until I joined it. It's a massive club and every player wants to play for a big club.
I am playing to win the league. I want to play in the Champions League next season. With Everton I have played in the UEFA Cup a few times and once in the Champions League, but now it is time to remain in the Champions League and that is what I want to do.