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Musa: Argentina Defeat Will Motivate Super Eagles To Come Back Stronger

Musa: Argentina Defeat Will Motivate Super Eagles To Come Back Stronger

By Johnny Edward:

​Ahmed Musa is confident that the Super Eagles will use their painful early exit from the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia as a motivation to bounce back stronger in future, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

Needing a draw to advance to the round of 16 at the tournament, the young Super Eagles team conceded a late goal four minutes from time to lose 2-1 to Argentina in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday.

Musa scored twice in the three games he played for the Super Eagles at the tournament, winning the man of the match award in Nigeria’s only win over at the tournament against Iceland.

“Thank you for all your support throughout this journey. I thank God for this opportunity to represent my country in the World Cup and compete with the best in the world,” Musa wrote on Instagram.

“Although we were not victorious we fought hard until the very end. As you all are we are also disappointed and will use this as motivation to come back stronger.

“We are Naija and I hope we can continue to make you all proud 🇳🇬🦅🙏.”​

Musa’s brace against Iceland saw the Leicester City forward become Nigeria’s highest scorer in FIFA World Cups with four goals.

COMMENTS

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  • Musa: Argentina Defeat Will Motivate Super Eagles To Come Back Stronger.
    Me: This is exactly the same thing we were told when you crashed out of Brazil 2014, So lets face the fact that you can never come back stronger against Argentina in a competitive match…except in friendlies.

  • Kweli 5 months ago

    More talk. False optimism for the future will not delete the defeat by Argentina. Same players scored against the SE in 2018 and 2014 (Messi and Rojo). Lessons not learned obviously. Come back stronger? When exactly? African teams repeat the same mistakes over and over and over — poor set piece taking, poor set piece defending, ball watching mostly. When I see players directing other players what to do on the pitch, it simply says such self-appointed coaches do not know what they are doing, are too lazy to do it themselves and stand there waiting for others to do their work. Even something simple like throw-ins, our players take forever to take them, giving a lot of time for the opposing team to regroup. Just unbelievable football from supposed professional players. Iheanacho did not complete a single dribble against Argentina. Why he was even included is beyond me. Ighalo missing a sitter, besides being a waste of space. And on and on. I am so disillusioned now, I expect more of the same. In a way, just as well Senegal is out. They saved us further embarrassment in the KO stages. Anyway I had predicted they would fall to Colombia, right here on CSN. And fall they did. A defender manning the post simply looked passively as the ball was headed in. He looked like the very goalpost he was hugging. Let’s be real and face it: we are a long, long way from rubbing shoulders with the game’s elite. Just thinking. No offense meant here. Just my own observations.