Nigerian midfielder Azeez threatened for scoring against Barca

Nigerian midfielder Azeez threatened for scoring against Barca

Nigerian midfielder Ramon Azeez has revealed that he got threat messages after helping Granada beat Barcelona in September.

Azeez scored after just two minutes before Alvaro Vallido's goal from the spot in the 66th minute, seal three points for Granada.

Azeez, 26, said he got some messages appreciating him for the feat, while others sent threat notes.

“Before the Barcelona game, our coach told us that we just have to go out on the pitch strongly because we started the season very well,” Azeez told The Cable.

“That we should continue with what we’ve been doing and when we started the game and within two minutes of play the goal came.

“I feel very happy that some people that never believed in us before the game called to congratulate and rejoice with us.

“I got a lot of messages that night; some people insulted me that I cut their betting tickets, while some called to congratulate me.

“Some of my friends that are Barcelona fans called me, that I scored against their team that I should not worry that it won’t be that easy next time.

“Some people even sent me messages on social media that I shouldn’t come to Lagos that if they catch me, they will deal with me.

“So, I told them that it was nothing that I just have to do my job and protect it as well.”

Azeez was a substitute when Nigeria beat Lesotho 4-2 in the 2021 AFCON qualifier matchday two fixture.