Nigeria can only get better– Super Eagles manager promises
Ahead of the Super Eagles friendly match with Ecuador, Nigeria head coach, Jose Peseiro reasons there is a lot of quality in the team and believes the Super Eagles can only get better under his tutelage.
After elimination from the World Cup qualifiers and the AFCON, the Super Eagles of Nigeria came under a lot of criticism that led to the Portuguese being hired by the Nigeria Football Federation after the dismissal of former caretaker boss, Austin Eguavoen.
Though the Portuguese’s first game in charge, started out in a way no manager would want, Peseiro believes it will only get better as time progresses.
“If I am a Nigerian I will be happy with the Super Eagles because they have good players . We have too much quality players in the team, but all that needs to improve are organisation, good system and consistency,” He told reporters at a press conference ahead of Thursday’s friendly against Ecuador.
“We need to improve all that but our national team has quality and there is room to improve a lot.” He said before reflecting on the Super Eagles’ previous game against Mexico.
“Like I said earlier, in the first half against Mexico we didn’t play well and I’m responsible for that because I was the one who put out the team,” he added.
“Due to lack of enough time for practice we could not play well, we only had two trainings before the game against Mexico.
“In the second half, we changed the system and we improved, showed good character and good quality. Only the result wasn’t good, no team wants to lose any match. For the game against Ecuador, I want us to do well. I want us to do better than Mexico.”