As the FIFA U-20 World Cup soccer competion kicks off in New Zealand berely one week’s time, Nigerian football analysts are of the opinion that the Nigeria’s Flying Eagle is ill-prepared for the meet.
Coach Manu Garba handling the team expressed worry about the defence, which he said, remains his major worry ahead of the tournament
“We still need to work on our defence. This is where we need to work on before the World Cup kicks off.
“The mental speed of the players has to be better – they do recover in good time, but they often fail to do the marking when it matters most, to close up on the opposition.
“But I believe before the World Cup, the defence will be a lot tighter because we will surely work on those areas. This is the major weakness of this team,” the coach said.
Although, the coaching crews have lots of talents to choose from to fly the nation’s flag in New Zealand, especially for the attack with the likes of Kelechi Iheanacho, Taiwo Awoniyi and Isaac Success who are in top form and can be deadly for scoring goalsat the World Cup.
“The midfield is the main strength of this team, but with the inclusion of Isaac Success, Kelechi Iheanacho and Moses Simon, the attack will be very, very deadly.
“It will be difficult to get an attack that will be as deadly as that of Nigeria,” Garba boast.