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  • Updated: September 28, 2022

I’m Happy With The Performance Of My Players - Peseiro On Algeria Loss

I’m Happy With The Performance Of My Players - Peseiro On

Jose Peseiro

Super Eagles coach Jose Peseiro has heaped praises on the players for their performance in the 2-1 loss to Algeria in Oran.

Riyad Mahrez and Youcef Atal's goals were enough for the Desert Foxes to earn their fourth consecutive win over the Super Eagles.

The former Ah Ahly coach said his players played according to instructions in Oran.

“It was a good game, the camping showed the quality of our players and their collective effort.

"It was a hard match, Algeria is a good team. Our players tried to do what I ask them to do in training,” Peseiro told NFF TV.

“It is possible you lose in football, I’m sad we lost. I don’t like to lose any match but I am very happy with the performance of my players. They did well in the game.

“I’m disappointed we didn’t win the game, but I’m happy with the performance of my players.”

Peseiro also hailed the new players who made their debut against Algeria.

Godwin Saviour replaced Ademola Lookman just after the hour mark to make his Nigeria bow.

Raphael Onyedika came on in place of Frank Onyeka late in the game.

“Raphael and Godwin played for the first time with the national team. They did well.

“I called nine players I don’t really know before. Players who have not played with me before but some of them have played with the national team.

“Players we are just working with for the first time. Everybody played. Good job all around.”

The Portuguese manager faulted the referee's decision to disallow Nigeria's goal.

“Everybody makes mistakes. I and the players can make mistakes. We scored a goal that was disallowed,” he argued.

“The penalty I could accept. He shoot the ball before Frank caught him. We must accept.

There was no offside when we scored. It should have been 2-0 to us at that point.

Super Eagles missed the likes of Ahmed Musa, William Troost Ekong, Emmanuel Dennis, Wilfred Ndidi, and Victor Osimhen.

The team will be back in action against Portugal on November 17.



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