Former Super Eagles’ captain, Austin Jay Jay Okocha has played down Nigeria’s 2-0 loss to fellow world cup campaigners Serbia, and that the team will still do well at the World Cup in Russia, AOIFootball.com reports.
The former BBC African Footballer of the Year winner, who was live in London to watch the match, said the Eagles did not play badly on the night but should correct some of the mistakes witnessed in the game.
“The game was ok to me. I think they played very well, but obviously, they should have done better with their movement on and off the ball.
“Unfortunately we lost the game, but the reason for friendlies is to test might and correct mistakes. But I’m quite pleased with the way they played,” the former Eagles’ skipper said.
Okocha, who also captained Bolton Wanderers during his active playing days, further said that if the Eagles keep on improving, they could stand a good chance of doing well in Russia later in the year.
“They just have to keep improving and doing what they are doing, and also believe in themselves; but honestly, they have a good chance in Russia,” Okocha concluded.
Jay Jay Okocha captained the super eagles’ between 2002 to 2008 and represented the country at two world cups, in Frace ’98 and Korea/Japan 2002.