In St. Petersburg, Russia
Super Eagles’ goalkeeper trainer, Alloy Agu has said that young Deportivo La Coruna shot-stopper, Francis Odinaka Uzoho has all it takes to deliver on the biggest stage following his impressive display against Iceland, insisting the 19-year old has even grown to be a better goalkeeper, AOIFootball.com reports.
Speaking ahead of Nigeria’s final Group D clash against a star-studded Argentina attack, Alloy said Uzoho can produce an even more commanding display against the wounded Argentines.
“He is somebody who wants to learn; when he came in there was a lot to learn and we started working on him. We can all see the result of his hard work; he has grown confidently with every game and we the coaching crew are very proud of that and will continue to help him get better.
“On the Argentina game, for me, there is no pressure because he has done it before; we saw him in the second half against them last November, so I’m confident he can hold his own against them and deliver at the biggest stage,” Alloy concluded.
Despite early fears of the goalkeeper’s fragility, Uzoh has grown to be more confident in goal for Nigeria, becoming only the second youngest goalkeeper to get a clean sheet in a world cup game after his shootout against Iceland in Volgograd.