Nigeria head coach, Jose Peseiro believes there is so much quality in the team and is confident the Super Eagles will improve under his tutelage. The Super Eagles have come under intense criticism following their uninspiring performance in recent outings. They were eliminated at the Round of 16 of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations and also failed to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be hosted by Qatar. Though Peseiro’s first game in charge ended in defeat, the Portuguese is adamant they will get better with time.
“If I am a Nigerian I will be happy with the Super Eagles because they have good players. We have too much quality players in the team, but all that needs to improve are organisation, good system and consistency,” Peseiro told a press conference ahead of Thursday’s friendly against Ecuador.
“We need to improve all that but our national team has quality and there is room to improve a lot.”
Peseiro’s team will take on Ecuador in their second friendly on Thursday night.
Portuguese reflected on the previous game against Mexico and Is expectations on the Ecuador clash.
“Like I said earlier, in the first half against Mexico we didn’t play well and I’m responsible for that because I was the one who put out the team,” he added.
“Due to lack of enough time for practice we could not play well, we only had two trainings before the game against Mexico.
“In the second half, we changed the system and we improved, showed good character and good quality. Only the result wasn’t good, no team wants to lose any match.
“For the game against Ecuador, I want us to do well. I want us to do better than Mexico.”