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Amuneke hails rampant Eaglets

Golden Eaglets coach Emmanuel Amuneke has praised his players for their impressive display in a 5-1 demolition of hosts Chile, which advanced them into the round of 16 of the FIFA U17 World Cup.

The team of Nigeria lineup before the FIFA U-17 Men's World Cup 2015 group A match between Chile and Nigeria at Estadio Sausalito on October 20, 2015 in Vina del Mar, Chile. FIFA
The team of Nigeria lineup before the FIFA U-17 Men’s World Cup 2015 group A match between Chile and Nigeria at Estadio Sausalito on October 20, 2015 in Vina del Mar, Chile. FIFA

He said his players made the hosts uncomfortable in the midfield and forced them out of their style.

“It is true we were effective up front, but we also knew how to block their passing game, forcing them to play uncomfortably in the midfield,” he said.

“My players understood the transition game, that is when to attack, when to defend.

“We also prepared them mentally, it is not easy to play against the host. Chile has a god team, but today they lost against the best team. I believe they can qualify for the next round.”

Nigeria play Croatia in their last group game on Friday by 12 midnight Nigerian time.

 


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