By Obaloluwa Joshua, LAGOS
Super Eagles head coach, Jose Peseiro lauded his players for their effort despite the 2-1 defeat to Algeria on Tuesday night, reports Pnosports.com.
The West Africans took the lead through Terem Moffi in the ninth minute but the Desert Foxes fought back with goals from Riyadh Mahrez and Youcef Atal.
Despite the Super Eagles going down to their third defeats in five matches under him, Peseiro remain unperturbed with the outcome of the game.
“It was a good game, the camping showed the quality of our players and their collective effort. It was a hard match, Algeria is good team. Our players try to do what I ask them to do in training,”Peseiro told NFF TV.
“It iss possible you lose in football, i’m sad we lost. I don’t like to lose any match but I am very happy with the performance of my players. They did well in the game.”
Peseiro however believes his team will need to improve in the offensive phase of their game in subsequent outings.
We didn’t do well in attack, I think we can do better. We can improve our game generally,”added the former Saudi Arabia and Venezuela coach.
“We do well defensively but we can do more offensively and control the ball more. “