By James Agberebi:
Former Nigeria international, Garba Lawal, has urged the Golden Eaglets to have the belief they can beat Brazil in their quarter-final clash at the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile on Sunday.
Despite winning the U-17 World Cup for a record four times, the Golden Eaglets have never met Brazil in the competition.
In a chat with Completesportsnigeria.com, Lawal task edthe players to remain focused throughout the game.
“Football is all about winning and it is all about belief and the quality in a team. I believe Amuneke knows each and every one of his players. He knows what they can do and what they cannot do,” Lawal told, an Olympic gold medallist, told Compleyesportsnigeria.com.
“We know Brazil when it comes to football. If you want to beat Brazil you have to play as a team, you have to focus for 120 minutes because you never can tell what will happen.
“I remember in Atlanta 1996, we were 3-1 down. But in the second half, we scored two goals before going ahead to score the golden goal.
“I will advise that the Eaglets defence remain fully concentrated for 90 minutes. And they should try and avoid fouls around the box because we all know the Brazilians are very good when it comes to free-kicks. But our boys must show them they have the strength and skill to march them.”