…Eagles assistant coach thanks Nigerians, FG
Super Eagles assistant coach Ike Shorunmu has described the 2014 FIFA World Cup as a good experience for him and the team despite not going beyond the second round of the tournament which is about to end in Brazil, Complete Sports can report
The Super Eagles lost 2-0 to Les Bleus of France in the second round to crash out of the world football showpiece but Shorunmu who assisted Coach Stephen Keshi to the tournament said he believed strongly that the 2014 World Cup has helped the players to learn more about the round leather game.
“I want to thank the Almighty Allah for journey mercies to England, USA and Brazil. It was not easy moving round these countries but we are grateful to Him for seeing us through. Having said that, I will say the 2014 World Cup is a good experience for me and the players and I am sure that each and every one of the players would have been able to learn a new thing”, begins the goalkeeper’s trainer
“Like I said before the World Cup that we were going to do our best, we went there and did our best though we could not go beyond the second round. Starting from the first game, I will tell you that it was not easy but we improved with Bosnia match and when you look at the way we played Argentina, you will also agree with me that it was an improvement on the previous game.
“We tried to improve with every game and when we played France, we saw how it went but we were just not lucky to win the match, what I am trying to say here is that the players did their best and I am sure that the experience will help them a lot at the next African Cup of Nations.”
Shorunmu however thanked Nigerians and the Federal Government for the support given to the team before and during the World Cup saying the future is bright for the Super Eagles.