Hoffenheim U15 Nigerian-born coach Benjamin James has warned that the Flying Eagles must make the most of their chances after they created a rash of openings against Hoffenheim U23s only to put away five of them.
James was in the stands to watch the Nigeria U20s demolish Hoffenheim 5-2 in a test match on Tuesday ahead of the FIFA U20 World Cup in New Zealand.
“It was not a bad game, but the Flying Eagles must work on their quick recovery because it is very important to work as a team. I hope the coach will correct what I noticed,” said the former strapping Shooting Stars defender, who has been in Germany for about 18 years.
“Also, they created so many chances but for a good team you don’t need so many chances to make a goal. You need one, two chances to score. They therefore have to utilise all their chances because at the World Cup chances will be a lot fewer.”
He said he expects the Flying Eagles to go all the way in New Zealand.
“If they could work on some of the flaws we saw today, they can really reach the final and finally win it for Nigeria,” he predicted.
Incidentally, six players who have passed through James at the Hoffenheim U15s featured against the Flying Eagles on Tuesday.
James equally tipped Germany to shine in New Zealand.
“They are a very good side. They are the European champions and a lot is also expected of them,” he said.