Asisat Oshoala has taken stock of her performance at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Canada, and has rued her missed opportunities in the final game against Germany, saying she must improve on her finishing.
However, the Falconets number four player has stressed that she was not nervous in the final, pointing out that she failed to convert similar chances in the knockout rounds as well as the group stage of the competition.
”I approached that game against Germany like every other game. The chances I missed in the final, they came from nowhere. I wanted to bury them but it did not happen,” says Oshoala.
”In the semi -final and our group games, I also missed scoring opportunities. My finishing, I have to work on it and my final touch,” Asisat Oshoala said to SL10.ng.
Despite scooping the Golden Ball and Golden Boot in Canada 2014, the Rivers Angels attacker does not want to blow her own trumpet and has refused to score herself maximum marks.
”I gave my best during the tournament. I think I had a good outing; the tournament was a good one for all of us. I will score myself eight out of ten even if I was named Player of the Tournament.
”I dedicate my individual awards to my grassroots coach, Emmanuel Osahon, who is the coach of FC Robo in Lagos, my parents, siblings and all my supporters,” the 19-year-old said
”I want to say thank you to all Nigerian fans for supporting the Falconets. They made us feel at home in Canada, I want to say a big thank you to all of them.”
Nicknamed Superzee by one of her childhood friends, Asisat Oshoala will resume training with Rivers Angels in the next one week.