Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo, maintaining a resilient demeanor, has downplayed his recent penalty miss in Changchun Yatai’s 2-1 defeat to Guangzhou R&F in the Chinese Super League over the weekend. The miss contributed to Changchun Yatai’s extended winless streak, reaching four games in the league.
Reflecting on the pivotal moment, Ighalo shared his perspective, stating, “Things like that happen at times, and you must be mentally ready to fight back. I didn’t believe it as well but I will make amends in our next game.” The former Watford striker’s commitment to overcoming setbacks emphasizes his determination to contribute positively to his team’s performance.
The match against Guangzhou R&F marked Ighalo’s fourth appearance in the league this season, with only one goal to his name so far. Despite the team’s challenging position, currently 15th in the 16-team Chinese Super League table with just two points from four games, Ighalo remains focused on the upcoming fixture against Hebei CFFC on Saturday.
Changchun Yatai’s quest for redemption and a climb up the league standings intensifies, with Ighalo’s resilience and commitment to making amends providing a source of optimism for the team and its supporters. As they face Hebei CFFC in the next encounter, Ighalo aims to turn the page, demonstrating his scoring prowess and contributing to Changchun Yatai’s pursuit of success in the Chinese Super League.