Amkar Perm of Russia defender, Bryan Idowu has promised that he and his teammates in the Super Eagles will put up a better performance against Iceland on Friday, in order to win their second match at Russia 2018.
Speaking in the wake of Saturday’s 2-0 loss to Crotia, the Russia-born leftback said all the Eagles have to do is dust off their weaknesses and roar back stronger.
He, however, admitted that their inability to defend set-pieces contributed to their loss to the Balkans, adding that the opponents did not control the game.
Saint Petersburg-born Idowu, who became cap-tied to Nigeria after making his competitive debut against the Croatians in his country of birth, said the Eagles are working on lapses noticed on Saturday.
Idowu stated: ”We worked on the defence with the standards, because in the friendly games we conceded from corners.
“At first it seemed that we were coping, I even thought that our work was not in vain. But in the end it turned out that the two goals were from corner kicks.
”It seems that everything went well, but the ball hit the heel of Etebo, and we conceded the goal.
“It became more difficult for us to play, because before the conceded goal the game was equal, but then the Croats began to act more confidently and began to use our free zones.
”The Icelanders do not have such stars as Rakitic and Modric, in this regard they will be easier, we will go on the attack more.
”Everything can change in our group, it seems to me, it is the toughest: any team can come out on top. The second game is very important for us, it will be like the final.”