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2023 U-20 W/Cup: Flying Eagles Won’t Be Intimidated By Opposition, Crowd — Bosso

2023 U-20 W/Cup: Flying Eagles Won’t Be Intimidated By  Opposition, Crowd — Bosso

Hosts and six-time champions Argentina will fancy being the favourites in their FIFA U20 World Cup Round of 16 duel with Nigeria in San Juan on Wednesday night, but head xoach Ladan Bosso says his team will not be intimidated by the physicality of the opponents and the capacity crowd expected at the venue.

The indigenes of the Land of Pampas barnstormed through their group stage, winning all their three matches against Uzbekistan, Guatemala and New Zealand, scoring 10 goals and conceding only one. They are already among the favourites for the title, by both pedigree and current form.

Despite winning their first two matches, including beating early ravemakers Italy in commanding fashion, the Flying Eagles lost to Brazil 2-0 in La Plata on Saturday and some bookmakers think they stand no chance against the pumped-up home team.

Bosso said on Tuesday, as his boys prepared for their official training session at match time (6pm Argentine time and 10pm Nigeria) that his Africa Cup of Nations bronze medallists will be ready to give as much as they receive in Wednesday’s encounter.

“This is the World Cup and it is wrong to under-rate any team. We won two of our three matches and had the same number of points in our group as Brazil and Italy. We are no pushovers in this campaign.

“It is going to be an interesting game. We want the quarter-final ticket and the Argentines also want the quarter-final ticket. We will go in there and dig our feet into the ground.”

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  • TONY 1 year ago

    Talk is cheap.
    Proof of the pudding is in the eating.

  • Ako Amadi 1 year ago

    Bosso has been eating too much Argentinian beef. That’s why he has lost his senses

  • Chima E Samuels 1 year ago

    Bosso should be quiet now because he has not achieved anything if he is boasting about having secured equal points with Brazil despite coming 3rd. He should be quiet it is the nonsense talk that affects him and made him loose with Ighalo and co at one of the u20 World Cup he once handled the team. He will be backdating irrelevant results only to mess up and when fans begin to lash out he will go hiding. Aboki will never learn watching him speak with the dumb accent is very funny!!!

  • Akogun Femi Jimbola JP 1 year ago

    The curse on the country caused by APC will intimidate your effort. You are highly welcome back home my dear Coach Bosso.

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