Monday, August 8, 2016 10:20 pm
Coach Samson Siasia has assured that his team will continue to take it one game at a time in the ongoing Men’s Olympic Football Tournament in Rio 2016.
Answering questions at the post match news conference after the 1-0 victory over Sweden, Coach Siasia said for now his attention was on the team’s last group game against Colombia.
He said he was not bothered about avoiding host nation Brazil in the quarter-final stage.
“I think for me and the boys all we are doing now is taking it a game at a time.
“We are not bothered about the team we will be playing in the quarter finals; let’s play Colombia first and from there we will think of our opponents at that stage.
“The issue of the team I will prefer to play in the quarter final stage doesn’t arise now; what is uppermost in my mind is getting my boys focused for every game,’’ he said.
Speaking on his defence-line that has been termed as being the weak link in the team, Siasia said: “As you all can see, today my defence line didn’t concede any goal.
“Yes I and my technical crew worked very hard to correct all the lapses we noticed in our first game and I am happy my boys stood their ground and kept a clean sheet today.
“All I can say for now is that it’s work in progress.”
On his part, captain Mikel Obi expressed delight that they have been able to improve on their performance from the first game, all thanks to the hard work of the technical crew. (NAN)