Super Eagles Fail Serbia’s Test
The Super Eagles of Nigeria must have learnt a big lesson from their Serbian counterparts after a 0-2 loss to the European team on Tuesday night.
Last Friday, the Super Eagles defeated Poland, the number six on Fifa’s ranking and came against Serbia with much confidence.
However, the midfield as it happened against Poland could not hold as it fell like a pack of cards into the legs of the rioting Serbians who scored two quick goals in the second half.
The Super Eagles defence was very porous on Tuesday, perhaps because of the absence of Leon Balogun who was not fit for the match.
The Nigeria right fullback, Shehu Abdullahi was also missing while Ebuhi who played his role lacked the confidence to chase away the Serbia attackers.
The Nigeria attack was not coordinated while the midfield manned by Joel Obi, Ogenyi Onazi and Wilfred Ndidi had no control of the ball.
Francis Uzoho had his hands full as the Serbians launched attacks to score goals. In the first half, Serbia’s goal was disallowed. It actually crossed the line but was not recorded.
Such kind of goal would be recorded at the world cup proper. Gernot Rohr is expected to have learnt a big lesson against Serbia. Argentina on the other hands lost 1-6 to Spain.