Joseph Dosu: Don’t write-off Super Eagles yet

Former Nigeria goalkeeper Joseph Dosu has tipped the Super Eagles to improve in their subsequent games as they fine-tune preparations for next month’s Fifa World Cup.

A late minute goal by Uche Nwofor forced Scotland to a 2-2 draw in Wednesday night’s international friendly at the Craven Cottage when they seemed to be heading for victory following Charlie Mulgrew’s strike and an own goal from Azubuike Egwuekwe.

The Atlanta 1996 Olympic gold medalist insists that Stephen Keshi’s men, the bulk of which are non-starters, had a nervy game but he is optimistic that the Super Eagles will bounce back in their next two friendlies against Greece and the USA.

“With three matches to the World Cup, I think they will get their form back and the most important thing is that we did not lose,” Dosu told Goal.

“Though not at our best, we will be playing the Greek national team before facing the United States of America and with these matches the Eagles should be able to get back to their form and be ready for the Fifa World Cup.”

He however did not single out any department for close monitoring insisting the key thing is that the players play as a single unit.

“The basic thing is togetherness of the boys, playing together as a team. For me, the player that did very well is Joseph Yobo. He gave his best and he certainly has done well for himself.

“With our next two games, the players should be able to understand themselves. The team work is very important and not an individual game,” he added.

“It will be too early for us to start celebrating our draw against Scotland but one thing is sure, it will give them the confidence to face the Greek side and I am very sure they will play better than what they did today.

“The game against the United States of America will be the big one where we can now judge where we will get to at the World Cup. In summary, the team has not done too badly as they will step up their game in forthcoming matches,” he concluded.

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