Nigeria’s coach, Portuguese José Peseiro, regretted that his team did not play at their level in the final of the African Cup of Nations loss to Ivory Coast.
“We can talk about strategy, tactics, but the key point is that our team didn’t play at their level.
We had a fantastic tournament, but today, Côte d’Ivoire were better than us.
When that happens, what else we can say otherwise, bravo Ivory Coast”, he stated.
The coach highlighted that the opposing team reacted fantastically to the goal conceded, “they didn’t appear nervous”, unlike his team, who reportedly blamed the pressure of the game.