Omeruo has spent the last four months on loan at Championship side Middlesbrough and has played 14 matches since arriving at the Riverside in January.The promising 20-year-old centre-back has earned a call-up to the Super Eagles’ squad for next month’s World Cup and is confident of his nation’s chances.Asked how far he believes Nigeria can go, Omeruo responded in hopeful fashion: “I’m hoping we’ll get to the final, but I think at least the semi-finals.”Nigeria kept Argentina and Messi at bay in 2010 when the two sides met in South Africa, and Omeruo admits he watches the Barcelona star frequently.“I watch him a lot on TV. It’s going to be a team effort to try and stop him. Everyone will have to be positive and 100 per cent focused on the game,” he told FIFA.His performances have been monitored by Ligue 1 side Lille who have are considering making a move for the 20-year-old.The Nigerian still has a year remaining on his deal at Chelsea but the club could opt to sell him now rather than lose him on a free transfer at the end of next season.