By Adeboye Amosu: U-23 Eagles midfielder, Usman Mohammed insists the team will get better despite a run of poor results in recent games, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.
Samson Siasia's men lost two of their three games at the Suwon Tournament in Korea before losing 4-3 to the Flying Eagles in their first test game after the competition.
And only on Sunday, they suffered another defeat going down 1-0 against Mexico in their first friendly since arriving the North American country for their pre- Olympics training programme.
The Portugal based midfielder is however not bothered by the string of poor results insisting they will put up a good showing in Brazil.
"Friendlies are meant to prepare teams for the bigger task ahead which is competing in the main tournament,"the former Taraba United player who was part of the home- based side that represented Nigeria at the Africa Nations Championship in January told Completesportsnigeria.com.
"It's good that we are playing all these games as they afford our coaches the opportunitie to know the areas we need to improve on.
"I have no doubt in my minds that we will do well at the Olympics going by the quality of players we have in the squad.
"Nigerians will surely see a new team when we get to Rio. A team they will all be proud of."
The U-23 Eagles' next friendly game is against Charleston Battery FC in Atlanta on Saturday, July 16.
A game against the Honduras U-23 Eagles is also planned for 27th July.
The Eagles will play against Sweden, Japan and Colombia in the group stage of the men's football tournament at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
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