Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has expressed optimism that despite the defeat the Super Eagles suffered in the hands of Croatia yesterday, Saturday, they can rise to greater height in the ongoing World Cup tournament in Russia.
“I am an optimist. It is not over yet for the Super Eagles in Russia, especially given their traditional resilient spirit. I have no doubt also that they understand that they bear the expectations and hopes of over 180 million people on their shoulders. But, we owe them total support and prayers.”
Senator Ekweremadu, in a statement today, Sunday by his Special Adviser on Media, Uche Anichukwu, admitted that the team had made what he called ‘costly mistake’ and that Nigeria is in a tight corner, but said that he is sure that the players and coaching crew have picked some lessons.
“The technical crew might have to rethink the team’s formation.
“Maybe, also, we stand to gain more from the players in their natural wings.”
Iceland, the next team in group D the Supper will meet in the next round, had played a one-all draw with Argentina in their opening encounter