Int’l Friendly: Peseiro Plans New Playing Style For Super Eagles


Super Eagles new boss, Jose Peseiro has revealed he’s an advocate of attacking football and that is the way he expects the Nigeria national team to play.

Addressing the press after the 2-1 loss to Mexico at the magnificent AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas, Peseiro said he loves to attack and pressure his opponents and that is how the Eagles will play.
“My philosophy as a coach is to play attacking football,” he explained.

“I love my team to score and pressure the opponent, this is the best way to unsettle your opponent and win games.
“That is how we played in the second half against Mexico.

“And we will work more ahead of the Ecuador game.” Peseiro lost in his first match in charge of the Eagles and he said he would take the blame for this.

He maintained that stand-in captain William Troost-Ekong should not be blamed for the team’s loss because he scored an own goal.

“I will not blame Ekong or any player for the loss,” the coach stated. “I take the responsibility of whatever happened to the team as the coach.

“Because Ekong scored one goal does not mean he is a bad player, he did well for the team. Every player in the world makes mistakes and that is not the end. He will come back stronger.

“Every time people want players who committed error to be singled out for a loss, it is not like that for me. It’s a team game and errors can happen to any player.”

Watford defender, Ekong scored an own goal, which happened to be the winning goal for Mexico as he tried to clear a cross.