Former Super Eagles’ attacker, Victor Agali has stated that the team must get it right when it comes to attacking play after a not too convincing display against Poland and Serbia where the team failed to really trouble their opponents.
Agali, who happens to be one of the scouts to Coach Gernot Rohr, told AOIFootball.com, that the team must learn to attack after playing defensive for most of the qualifiers.
“We have a positive defensive record while qualifying for the World Cup and because of the attacking quality of teams in our group, we came out tops. This is to say, for the World Cup proper, we need to improve on our attacking force because, with the quality of opponents in our group, it would be hard to keep them at bay.
“But the team showed a positive character against Poland and Serbia; if we had scored first, then it would have been different results,” Agali added.
The former Schalke 04 striker further posited that the attacking players must do more to ensure the team shows more composure in the remaining build-up games to the world cup proper in Russia.
“We need to do more in our attack. I mean the attacking players should do more by creating more scoring opportunities. No doubt, the zeal to win and score is there but we need to see them create clear scoring chances.
“In total, we have a compact team, bearing in mind we have fresh invitees and settling into the team may be detrimental, like we saw against Poland and Serbia, but we have three more matches to perfect our team,” Agali concluded.