Nigeria U20 MNT, Flying Eagles, are high-flying at the FIFA U20 World Cup tournament, crushing to wins against the Dominican Republic U20 and Italy U20 in their first two group games.
The Flying Eagles picked their round of 16 with minimal fuss, against the pre-tournament predictions, and could finish top of group D if they secure just a point against Brazil in the final group game.
However, in spite of the team’s progress, questions over the overall performance and a lack of Fans’confidence always seem to cast a shadow on the team’s efforts.
Speaking on the Flying Eagles’ composition, Bosso defended his decision to stick with practicality and functionality over aesthetics.
The Coach told BRL there was a need to prioritize players with strength and pace over other qualities; it was crucial owing to how little time was left to prepare for the tournament.
“It did not start here. It started with the invitation of players for camping; when I looked at the preparation time,” the Flying Eagles Coach said.
“I knew we were behind schedule, the best thing as a national team coach and with the little experience I have, was to find players with strength for the defense and for the midfield and attack. We went for players that have speed and pace.”
“If you have a team that has strength and pace, it will not be easy for any team to curtail them.
“Football is all about strength and pace, if you have that and a little bit of football intelligence then you are good to go.”
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