Brazil assistant coach, Clever Xavier, has told his Selecao charges not to expect the kind of game they had against Terranga Lions of Senegal when the file out today (Sunday) against the Super Eagles of Nigeria, warning that Nigeria is completely different from their West African neighbours, Senegal, completesports.com reports.
The South Americans held out strongly to a 1-1 draw against Senegal in their first friendly game of the Singaporean tour on Thursday.
But while there has been hisses back home against the winless run of the Brazilians since annexing the COPA America last July, Xavier warned his charges that the Eagles are of different species from the Lions they drew with on Thursday.
Xavier spoke at the pre match match press conference on Saturday ahead Sunday’s big showdown.
“Nigeria is different from Senegal”, Xavier said pointedly and went ahead to unmask the qualities of the Super Eagles.
“(They are a) younger team, (with their player in the) average of 22 and 23 years.
“(They) play supported and also in transition. Nigeria has design changes, has important players.
“(Have) defender (like) (William Troost) Ekong and Everton’s Iwobi, which is a highlight”.
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