Super Eagles manager, Augustine Eguavoen has come out to say that his players stopped Mohammed Salah will basketball tactics. He recently had his say while speaking to the press, and fans have been reacting.
According to him, the Super Eagles came up with a preparation and strategy to stop the Egyptian forward because they know he is quality, and he is glad it paid off.
Austin added that Salah managed to break loose on one or two occasions, but his defenders had him covered in major parts of the game.
His words, “In terms of preparation and strategy, we had a special plan for Mohamed Salah because we know his quality,”
“Basketball is one game that I love so much. When you are playing against the likes of Allen Iverson, Michael Jordan and others, if you don’t double-team you’ll have a problem.”
“That is the same strategy that I bring into football. So when Mo Salah is with the ball, the closest person goes to him and the next person has to double-team to make him play back.”
“It worked for us like 80%, but Salah broke loose on one or two occasions which is normal, but again congratulations to the boys because they are so intelligent.”
“Let’s not go too far ahead of ourselves. But I am extremely proud of the boys,”
“There were comments and stuff being said about them before the tournament but they are absolutely professional. When you tell them something it sinks in immediately and that is a good thing we’ve got going well for us.”
“They followed instructions, they did exactly what we wanted them to do. When you are tired, someone automatically fills the gap for you. This is the only spirit that can take us very far. Respect the players and they return the treatment.”
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