Super Eagles team coordinator, Patrick Pascal has disclosed that all the players have reached a common consensus that they must beat Iceland on Friday, in order to regain contention for a ticket to the round of 16 at Russia 2018 World Cup.
The Atlanta ’96 Olympics gold medallist said he was happy to see that none of the players is allowing memories of Saturday’s loss to Croatia weigh them down, as they know that they need total concentration in order to gain maximum points against Iceland.
He enthused that the players have shown in three training sessions after losing to Croatia in their first group match that they are desperate to beat Iceland to be back in contention for the group qualification.
Pascal said it was evident from the subsequent training sessions that the players have all resolved to fight back in order to gain victory against Iceland.
He disclosed: “The coaches are working hard to ensure that the team is back in contention for qualification for the round of 16 in the ongoing 2018 World Cup here in Russia.
“The training was lively and the players were interacting well with each other so I would say no reason to panic.
“The players have resolved to be back in contention for the qualification ticket and the only way to do that is to first beat Iceland.”