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Lagerback banks on Maradona

Coach Lars Lagerback

By Tony Ubani

Coach Lars Lagerback admitted  that he was disappointed with the result of the Greek match but hinged hope of qualification on Argentina doing him a great favour by beating Korea in the last match of the Group games.

“I’m obviously disappointed but then I am satisfied with the attitude of the players. The red card changed the fortune of the game and I did not really see what happened for the ref to give him a red card. I will talk to Kaita, later.

But I have to tell Nigerian fans that we still have a chance of making it if Argentina beat Greece. It is not yet over. This thing happens in football, it is pretty difficult for 10 men to beat 11 players.

It is sad but I am optimistic”, the Swede who said earlier that he was sure of beating Greece because they have never beaten any side he coached said.

Asked on the poor play of the team after raising false hopes with a great game against Argentina, he stroked his nose and said that the World Cup was not yet over for Nigeria.

He had shunned Maradona after the match against Argentina. Now he wants Maradona to help him.


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