FIFA U20 WORLD CUP: Bosso Wants Better Outing For Flying Eagles Despite Qualifying For Round Of 16

Flying Eagles gaffer, Ladan Bosso says he wants more despite gaining qualification to the FIFA World Cup round of 16

Nigeria qualified for the next round of the ongoing U20 FIFA World Cup in Argentina, after edging out Italy 2-0 in Mendoza, their second successive victory in Group D.

Salim Fago and Jude Sunday scored the goals for the Flying Eagles to soar them into the last 16 with a match to spare in the group. But even with a brilliant victory, head coach Ladan Bosso still wants more from the team, with their eyes pegged on getting to the final.

“For now, we are still a work in progress. We are still in the tournament and we can never be satisfied yet until we play the final,” the tactician said after his team’s victory over Italy.

This was their second win in the group, having started off with a 2-1 victory over The Dominican Republic on Match Day One.

Delighted with the team performance in earning their victory, the Flying Eagles coach said they were bent on how to get it right against the Italian’s.

“You have seen it, it’s a good thing that we have orientated our boys on how to get the Italians, and we stuck to our tactics. After the first half, we tried to reinforce the team so that if we could not score, we shouldn’t be able to concede, and eventually, it went well for us”.

Also, the coach sentiments was shared by midfielder Victor Eletu, who played a starring role in the victory.

“I am very happy with how the team played because we showed great character. I know we can go far in this competition because we have a very good team. We played as a team and that’s why we could beat a strong opponent like Italy,” Eletu, who plays his club football in Italy with AC Milan said.

Nigeria will next face off with Brazil in a blockbuster tie, with the winner of the duel set to finish top of the group and seeded better for the round of 16. Coach Bosso says however, he will rotate his squad to give those who haven’t played a chance to prove themselves.

“We will play a normal game with Brazil. I think they are beatable,” said the tactician.

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