Jose Peseiro explains AFCON final tactics

Super Eagles boss José Peseiro on the sideline || Imago

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Super Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro has finally explained his decision to park the bus for 90 minutes in the AFCON final defeat to Ivory Coast.

Nigeria lost 2-1 to Ivory Coast in the AFCON 2023 final and head coach Jose Peseiro came under heavy criticism for his tactics during the game. After the game, Peseiro was asked why the team sat back and absorbed so much pressure after going one goal up.

Super Eagles boss José Peseiro on the sideline || Imago

He replied: “When you have a system that you have been using and it has been working, you really don’t want to change it.

“It is true that I kept to this strategy until we were 2-1 down and then I decided to change it.

“We conceded goals from some defensive errors and they had a drop in level, against the Ivorians.”

In other news, some Nigerians have called for Peseiro’s sack on the back of his negative tactics against Ivory Coast in the fina

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