Eagles captain Joseph Yobo has blamed the 2-1 to Greece loss on inexperience by his teammates.
Yobo who paired Danny Shittu in the centre of defence was kept busy as the Greeks mounted attack after attack, when Sanni Keita was sent off for kicking out at Greece attacker, Vasileios Torosidis on the sideline.
â€œAfter that sending off our team fell apart. We were in control of the game, but we could have shown more character and attitude.
â€œWe lost due to inexperience of some of our players. They were not professional and matured in our approach and there was little the coach can do about it,â€Yobo said after the match.
He acknowledged the Eagles are now in danger of been bundled out of the World Cup even if they win against South Korea.
â€œEven if we win against Korea, we do not have control of what is going to happening in the other games.â€
Enyeama wins man of the match
Nigerian keeper, Vincent Enyeama emerged man of the match in yesterdayâ€™s 2-1 loss to Greece in theirÂ crucial group BÂ 2010 World Cup encounter.
Enyeama made eight spectacular saves to keep the scores low. This is the second time the goalkeeper is making the headlines for the right reasons at the World Cup. He has been linked with a move to the English premier league with West Ham and Arsenal showing interest.
The Eagles shot ahead with an Uche Kaluâ€™s free-kick, but one moment of madness by Sanni Keita turned the game upside down for Nigeria. There was a total break down of the midfield and the defencce crumbled under incessant attacks.
But for Enyeama who was also man of the match in their first group B match against Argentina, the Eagles could have conceded more goals.