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“Disappointed” Babangida Blasts Super Eagles Over Czech Republic Defeat

“Disappointed” Babangida Blasts Super Eagles Over Czech Republic Defeat

By Adeboye Amosu:

Former Super Eagles winger Tijani Babangida has blasted the team for their poor showing in Wednesday’s 1-0 friendly defeat against Czech Republic and believes they must show more hunger if they want to make an impact at the World Cup in Russia, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

The three-time African champions were far from their best in the encounter as they suffered their third defeat in their last four outings.

“It was a disappointing performance from the players. We expected  a lot from them coming from the game against England, but they  didn’t live up to expectations,” Babangida told CSN after the game.

“It was not a good performance and good result for the team. They have now lost three of their last four games which is not good for a team going to the World Cup.

“You need to go into a competition like that with a lot of confidence by winning your pre-tournament friendlies.

“The players didn’t also show much hunger in the game and I’m totally disappointed with that.”

The Super Eagles will open their account at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia against Croatia on June 16 and Babangida, who was part of Nigeria’s squad to the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France, stated that they must work hard in training ahead of the game.

He further stated that they must fight hard to beat the Croatians to progress from the group stage.

“The game against Croatia is very important and if we don’t beat  them, it will hard to qualify from the the group,” the former Ajax star said.

“They still have some days left before that game and they must work hard in training to improve on their performance.”

COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 6
  • Joseph 6 months ago

    I think Pinnick’s packaging is making these eagles to be over relaxed. You know when ill prepared Eagles team by handlers are done the lads know they have to prove everyone wrong. I am sure they need to be taken out of their comfort zone so they know they have to hustle o.

  • During his Days how many of the pre wold cup friendly matches did he won ? I hate all this ex footballer comments at times they should.What is winning mentality in a friendly game. The main koko is doing well in Russia

    • Lambert 5 months ago

      U dey mind am?
      We are getting 7 points.

    • I concur to u. Nigeria played 5 friendly going into France 1998 the won 1 drew 1 and lost 3. The lost to Germany1.0 lost to Yugoslavia 3 0. Lost to Netherlands 5 1 drew with Jamaica 1 1 then won Kenya 2 0

  • During his Days how many of the pre wold cup friendly matches did he won ? I hate all this ex footballer comments at times .What is winning mentality in a friendly game? The main koko is doing well in Russia

  • Exactly during his running time how many he won how many because he was only running,he was the one who made us to loose to cameroon in 2000 he had a golden oppoyunity but he missed it