…Says Ivorians beatable
By MERCY JACOB
Eagles’ former mid-field master, Henry Nwosu, has said that Didier Drogba and his teammates were beatable if Eagles adopted fast breaks method and counter attacks. According to Nwosu, who plied his football trade in Cote d’ Ivoire in his playing days, the quarterfinal match against Ivory Coast would be tough, but with determination they would sail through.
“I am happy that Eagles were able to qualify for the quarter finals, because at a stage, it was as if we are going to stop at the group stage, but they have proved that they are focused and have some thing to offer. It is true that their next opponents for the quarter final game, have many stars who are doing well in their various clubs, but if I am told to put my money on any of the team, I will put it on the Eagles.
“I believe we also have stars just as them, but most of their big names only do well with their various clubs not with their national team, so there is no cause for Nigerians to panic. They are beatable. The Ivorians I know, because I once played withem. They enjoy playing a slow game and for the Eagles to be able to over run them, they need to adopt fast break method and counter attacks to silent them. In fact, I believe Coach Stephen Keshi equally knows how to hold them because he also played in Cote d’ Ivoire, so there is nothing about them he did not know.
As for the Eagles, they need to be focused and avoid losing concentration at any giving time as they did in their previous games in the group stage and they paid dearly for that. Keshi, on his own, needs not to allow anybody to toss him around when it comes to selecting players for the game because at this stage he would be bombarded with many suggestions and if he fails, they will still be the ones to chant crucify him so he needs to be careful.