Coach Carlos Queroz spoke about his team’s Afcon defeat to the Super Eagles of Nigeria on Tuesday.
The former Real Madrid coach watched in horror as his wards bowed to far superior Super Eagles in the Group D opener played at the Stade Omnisport Roumdeé Adija, Garoua, Cameroon.
The Pharaohs had a sloppy start, while Super Eagles settled into the game quickly and dictated the tempo.
Kelechi Iheanacho scored the winner in the 34th minute. The Leicester City’s forward controlles Joe Aribo header in the box before firing past the goalkeeper.
The Egyptians never recovered from the set back and Super Eagles maintained their lead untill the final whistle.
Queiroz hinted that, his players showed Nigeria too much respect and should have played better.
“We respect Nigeria a lot, we didn’t play well in the first half. In the second half, we dominated. We lost the ball very quick, we lost cohesion, but in the second half after the first half conversation, we played and control the game.”
Egypt remain bottom of the Group with 0 points, while Nigeria is leading with three points.
The other game between Sudan and Guinea-Bissau ended without a goal.
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