Super Eagles of Nigeria Intensify Training For Ecuador Showdown as Ekong Talks Tough

Super Eagles of Nigeria Intensify Training For Ecuador Showdown as Ekong Talks Tough

  • Super Eagles of Nigeria will be facing Ecuador in their next international friendly match in the United States
  • Captain of the team Troost-Ekong explained that his teammates are not happy with the defeat against Mexico
  • They have however intensified their training in New Jersey so as for them to get good result against Ecuador

Players of the Super Eagles of Nigeria have stepped up their preparation for the coming international friendly against Ecuador after losing against Mexico in the United States.

The encounter against Mexico played last Saturday would have ended in a 1-1 draw, but Ekong's own goal condemned the Super Eagles to a 2-1 defeat.

Super Eagles, Ekong, Ecuador.
Super Eagles of Nigeria intensify training for Ecuador showdown. Photo by Omar Vega
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According to the press released made by the Nigerian Football Federation, captain of the Super Eagles Troost-Ekong explained that he and his teammates were unhappy with loss to Mexico.

Troost-Ekong's reaction

“We were unhappy to have lost to Mexico because everyone worked very hard. The issues of long travel and little time to adapt to the new zone affected us all in the first half, but we created a raft of chances in the second half and were unlucky to have lost.

''Nevertheless, we have taken on board a lot of lessons from the game and they will be quite useful in subsequent matches.''

Super Eagles Eagles will file out against Ecuador at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison on Thursday evening, as from 8pm ET (1am on 3rd June in Nigeria).

Former Juventus midfielder names 1 big Super Eagles star the club should sign this summer

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how former Juventus defensive midfielder Mohamed Sissoko urged those in charge of the Old Lady to sign Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen who was impressive in the just concluded term.

Following the exit of Paulo Dybala, Juventus chiefs are expected to enter the transfer market with the target of them getting a replacement this summer.

There have also been reports that former Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata could also leave Juventus this summer with Arsenal reported to be interested in his signature.

Mohamed Sissoko explained that Victor Osimhen would be of great help to Juventus next season if they should sign him as Dybala's replacement.

Osimhen scored 14 goals and provided two assists in 27 league appearances for Napoli in the outgone Serie A term.