Austin Eguavoen said his players paid the price for failing break down the defence of the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia.
Eguaveon’s bowed out of the 2021 African Cup of Nations, following their shocking 1-0 defeat against the Tunisians on Sunday.
The Super Eagles were limited to few scoring opportunities during the game as the Tunisians put many bodies behind the ball and hit on counter attack.
The game became tougher for Nigeria when Youssef Msakni was given all the time and space he needed to shoot from 25 yards.
The shot however caught Maduka Okoye off guard and could only parry into his net.
In a chat with the press, Eguaveon admitted the boys were sluggish in their play and they paid for lack of urgency in their play.
“You see, we came into the game very strong. The Tunisians respected us and we respected them as well.”
“They formed their defense on low block and then our movement from the back to midfield and attacking position was sometimes slow, so that gives them opportunity to always recover and double players on Simon and Chukwueze.”
“We spoke about it when the game was on and then, it didn’t improve, but we discussed it at the half time and then in the second half, the ball movement to the side, became a little more faster, but forming a low block is difficult to crack down.
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