By James Agberebi:
Leon Balogun has played down the Super Eagles’ 2-0 defeat to Croatia in their Group D opening game at the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Saturday, expressing confidence that they will bounce back.
The Super Eagles got their campaign off to a poor start with the a 2-0 defeat which left them bottom of the group.
An own goal by Oghenekaro Etebo in the first half off a header by Mario Mandzukic gave put Croatia 1-0 up.
And in the second half, Luka Modric sealed the win by converting from the penalty spot following a foul on Mandzukic by William Troost-Ekong.
Balogun tweeted on Sunday: “No defeat is too great to recover and bounce back.”