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Echiejile: Super Eagles Will Move On From Croatia Defeat, Make Amends Vs Iceland

Echiejile: Super Eagles Will Move On From Croatia Defeat, Make Amends Vs Iceland

By Johnny Edward:

Super Eagles defender Elderson Echiejile is disappointed the team paid dearly for their mistakes in their opening group game against Croatia on Saturday at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

Oghenekaro Etebo’s own goal and Luka Modric’s spot kick gave Croatia a 2-0 win in the encounter.

“It was a tough game where our mistakes cost us,” Echiejile told CSN.

“We will try to correct them and hope we win our next game to stand a chance of getting out of this tough group.”

He also revealed that the team have put behind them the defeat to Croatia.

“We can’t continue to dwell on the defeat we have to move on and show we can overcome setbacks.”

Nigeria will face Iceland on Friday in their next game.

COMMENTS

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  • gowetok 5 months ago

    The formation and set of players who beat Argentina 4:2 will have beaten Croatia hands down.Mr Rohr has been quoted as saying that he can’t play 3 at the back against Croatia. but who among Croatian strikers is as technical and strong as Arguero and Di Maria? Moreovwr in a 3 5 2 formation the wings back also act has defenders so technically u defend with 5 players instead of the traditional 4.In attack against Argentina Kelechi was involved in 3 of the goals. He is Nigeria’s deadliest striker at the moment. Unfortunately he is not an out and out striker meaning u must pair him with another striker. meaning Nigeria cannot play with a lone striker. Pair Kelechi with someone.He knows how to create chances or score if he as a chance. Moreover he showed against Argentina that he can score free kicks and deliver pin point corners kicks. Build our attack around him. Finally V Moses have shown against Croatia that he is the best wing back in the supereagles. Play him as a wing back in a 3:5;2 formation against Iceland

  • USA 94, first game:
    Nigeria 3 0 Bulgaria.

    Bulgaria eventually finished fourth in the competition while Nigeria crashed out in the second round.

    The Super Eagles can still go far in this competition if they can learn from their mistakes and play with their hearts.

    Lastly, enough with the criticisms already. We should all get behind the team and give them our support. That is our number one job as fans.

    Up Super Eagles!

  • Joseph 5 months ago

    You guys hv always Said this from all your defeats… How can we be sure of this one..

  • Steve 5 months ago

    @gowetok, you are completely on point !!…it seems Rohr is really confused but he only has just one match to redeem himself !!…if he fails us this time around ,without using the proper formation and players ,he should be sacksacked and stay out of Nigeria .Any local coach can win AFCON for us , Rohr came here because of world cup and he has failed so far!!

  • Na true ohh.  I believe  super Eagles  will not qualify  for  the  world  Cup  

  • shmoopy real 5 months ago

    super eagles are coming some before 10 days!!!