Mikel focused on Germany clash

Nigeria U23 captain John Mikel Obi insists he is not thinking about the Olympic Men's Football final yet, saying he is fully focused on Wednesday's semi-final clash with Germany.

Samson Siasia's men are one step away from booking their place in the final as they look to repeat the heroics of the class of 1996, who claimed the gold medal at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States.

However, standing between then and place in Saturday's final are tournament top scorers Germany, a daunting prospect even for a side of Nigeria's experience and quality.

When asked about the prospect of leading his side in the final, Mikel told fifa.com: "To be honest, I haven't thought about it yet. I don't see past Wednesday.

"The Germans are a very good side, so we have to make sure we do our job."

He added: "With this team, we don't concentrate much on what the other teams do. We concentrate more on what we can give and offer on that day.

"The game before is gone. It's about what we can produce at that time and in those 90 minutes or however long we are going to play for.

"We always try to concentrate on that, and I think we've done that so far, so I don't think we're going to change."

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