Although dropped from Super Eagles' train to the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, Enyimba midfielder, Henry Uche, still has faith in the team to do the country proud in South Africa.
Uche, who was among the first set of four players Coach Stephen Keshi dropped from his team at their Faro, Portugal Camp, said on his return to the country that if Nigerians were to see the spirit of the players in Faro, they would know that the Eagles are in battle mood.
Uche, who debuted for Nigeria last year, said that soccer loving Nigerians should just wait for the Eagles' first match in the Nations Cup for them to see the good work Keshi has done to assemble a killer squad for the championship.
"Nigerians should not judge the Eagles with the recent friendly matches. I want them to wait till the Nations Cup kicks off, by then they will see a different and 'superb' Eagles on display.
"From the little time I spent with the team in Faro, I can conveniently tell Nigerians that the mood and the spirit in camp are high. The Eagles are raring to go. The focus of every player is the Nations Cup and with the determination and commitment, I'm sure that Nigeria will have cause to rejoice with the team after the tournament," he said.
Uche was dropped alongside Kano Pillars' defender Papa Idris, Turkey-based striker Uche Kalu and Rabiu Ibrahim.