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Kane: Super Eagles Gave England Trouble In Second Half

Kane: Super Eagles Gave England Trouble In Second Half

By Semiu Osho in London:

England captain Harry Kane has described his side’s 2-1 friendly win on Saturday at Wembley as a good one against a difficult Nigerian side, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.

Kane doubled England’s lead with a low shot which slipped past Francis Uzoho’s hands.

Gary Cahill gave England an early lead from a corner following a bright start from the home team.

But the Super Eagles bounced back in the second half thanks to Alex Iwobi who pounced on a rebound which came off the post.

“It was a good win against a tough side. In the first half I thought we were excellent,” Kane said in his post-match reaction.

“We moved the ball quickly and got in behind them and created a lot of chances.

“In the second half we had trouble when they changed their formation early on – that always puts the pressure on.

“But then we kept the ball better and got used to their formation and in the end, saw the game out well.

“I feel at my best, definitely. It’s great to score – getting on the score sheet is always nice for a striker.

“I’m looking forward to the game on Thursday. It’s another tough one and another test and then we’re looking forward to the next month or so.”

England face Costa Rica on Thursday while Nigeria play Czech Republic on Wednesday in pre-World Cup friendlies.

COMMENTS

WORDPRESS: 5
  • CHYBYKE 6 months ago

    I see England having troubles at the mundial…they aren’t that special afterwards..We could have won if we had a decent first half…

  • Abdulrazak 6 months ago

    If we had won, the victory would have papered out the woeful performance of Onazi and Joel Obi.

  • Steve 6 months ago

    Yes Onazi and Joel should be axed from the super Eagles , they are waste of space .Let Rohr keep those that played second half as his first eleven.Again Rohr should stick to the said tactical formation of 5-3-2 in order for the players to master it than changing formation at every point in time ,which can be dangerous to the players at mundial and can cost us the match !

  • Edoman 6 months ago

    Onazi, Joel Obi and Odion should not be in the first line to play. They should be in the bench.

  • Peters Payne 6 months ago

    This match showed we have a coach that reads game well,s sir Rohr retain ur second half squad, but then Ndidi needs to fit into that midfield, allow Mikel n iwobi to be free with the offensive plays up front. plz kudos to the current leadership of NFF led by Amaju Pinnick…oga u ought to be Nigerian president. What a glamorous re-organisation of our national team, nice kits, everything so attractive and best of quality…