Ahead of tonight’s game against Iran, Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi says he is not concerned about the trend of entertaining football at the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
No less than 37 goals have been scored in 11 games so far, including last night’s Argentina’s 2-1 win over Bosnia, Nigeria’s other Group F rivals.
Keshi insists he will not be deploying any more aggressive tactics given the bevy of goals that have been scored thus far.
“Scoring 100 goals is not important for me. For me, if we score one goal and I win my games up to the final, I will love it. I will kiss you all over.
I don’t want to score 10 goals in one game and find out that I’m out in the next game, it doesn’t make sense.
“Whatever comes, I will take it as long as there is progression in my team.
So far in the tournament, everything has been entertaining.
Keshi agrees that his team is still ‘like a baby’ but adds that the 1994 squad handled by Clemence Westerhof took longer time to gel.
“It’s like a year and a half team but the team of 1994 was five or six years old,” said Keshi who played in just one game in USA ’94, the 2-0 win over Greece due to injury.
“In 1994, the spirit was very high, we didn’t care where the team is coming from. We knew if we go out there, we are going to win ‘this’ game,” Keshi told reporters.
The Nigeria vs Iran kicks off at 8pm Nigerian time.