Jose Peseiro has taken full responsibility for Nigeria’s defeat to Mexico, admitting he picked a wrong system for the team.
The Super Eagles were beaten 2-1 by the El Tri in Dallas on Sunday, in what was Peseiro’s first game in charge of the team.
Nigeria started slowly and deservedly fell behind after 12 minutes when Santiago Gimenez beat Francis Uzoho in goal.
Cyriel Dessers on his first start did level the game in the second half, but an own goal from William Troost-Ekong condemned the three time African Champions to a defeat.
In his pre-match Presser, Wednesday, ahead of the Ecuador friendly, Peseiro explained what went wrong against Mexico and how they planned to deal with Thursday’s threat.
“Like I explained for everyone, the first half we didn’t do well and it my responsibility and it is due to the system.
“Without time and adequate training we couldn’t do well in that system. We trained twice before the game against Mexico and in the second half we change the system and made it more simple for the players to play better and occupy space and pressure more.
“We improved and show characters and only the result was missing. I learnt the players have good character and qualities.”
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