Gernot Rohr’s men were steamrollered by El Tri in Los Angeles, but the veteran attacker insists the loss could be positive
Dele Olorundare believes Nigeria will learn valuable lessons from the heavy defeat against Mexico in Sunday’s international friendly.
Gernot Rohr’s men were a group made up mainly of players who practiced their trade in the Nigerian Professional Football League, and were 4-0 at the Los Angeles Coliseum.
Hector Herrera’s double as well as attacks from Rogelio Funes Mori and Jonathan dos Santos were enough for everyone The Tri to walk past the West African side in the United States.
Nigeria conceded two goals in the first four minutes before conceding two more goals in the second half as they could not get a single shot on target.
The ex-international was not stunned by the way Rohr’s team fell apart, and he refused to be too bad on the final standings.
“I feel it was a good result for the Super Eagles because I did not expect much from them,” Olorundare said Purpose.
‘Look at the Mexicans, they paraded highly experienced players who play for big teams in Europe.
‘It would therefore have been irrational to hope that the result would end the other way around.
‘Personally, I consider the result to be an eye-opener for the team, and the experience gained will be useful for the players in the career.
‘I’m also pretty sure they’s going to perform better in the following international matches. It was indeed a good experience and Nigerians should not write them off, judging by the result. ‘
Despite the points list, former goal machine Sunshine Stars and Shooting Stars are appealing to the Nigerian Football Federation to organize more matches for the team in an effort to make them a formidable unit.
“When I learned more about the international friendship, it gave me a lot of joy, because that’s what we’re clamoring for overtime,” he continued.
“The result may not be encouraging, but I want to beg the NFF to continue with this initiative, because I strongly believe that it is so good that our professionals in the home are becoming a force to be reckoned with.”
Nigeria’s next focus will be on their qualifying campaign for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which starts in September.
To have a chance to qualify for the global soccer game presented to Qatar, the three-time African Group B champion must go past Cape Verde, Central African Republic and Liberia.