AFCON 2023: Peseiro reveals the key mannequin of his Tremendous Eagles success – “We don’t work on bodily points”

AFCON 2023: Peseiro reveals the key mannequin of his Tremendous Eagles success – “We don’t work on bodily points”

The Nigerian nationwide soccer workforce has been probably the most excellent on the continental championship and will declare a fourth honour on Sunday

Tremendous Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro has revealed the footballing mannequin he adopted that has helped Nigeria attain the ultimate of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, Soccernet.ng studies. 

Nigeria struggled within the weeks resulting in the graduation of the AFCON, with the Tremendous Eagles registering disappointing outcomes towards Lesotho, Zimbabwe, and Guinea.

Peseiro even deployed a 4-3-3 formation in Nigeria’s first sport on the competitors – a 1-1 draw with Equatorial Guinea.

Nevertheless, the previous Actual Madrid assistant coach modified the workforce’s set-up to a compact 3-4-3 forward of their second group sport towards hosts Cote d’Ivoire.

The brand new construction made the Tremendous Eagles look extra organised and strong defensively with out the ball whereas providing simply sufficient menace in assault to beat the Elephants 1-0 in Abidjan.

Nigeria retained that form from that second on and recorded extra victories towards Guinea-Bissau, Cameroon, Angola, and South Africa to succeed in the AFCON ultimate for the primary time in eleven years.

Peseiro revealed that the Tremendous Eagles’ secret lies in putting extra emphasis on tactical work than bodily work whereas perfecting their methods to maximise the workforce’s adopted system.

“We don’t work on bodily points, we work on techniques,” the previous Porto boss defined.

“Soccer has modified; we practice with the ball, we work on counterattacks, defence, transitions, and that’s the primary factor.

“We need to management the sport with the ball but in addition know how one can play on the counter. On this competitors, which is brief, for those who make a mistake, you’re useless, and that’s why for this match, we selected a compact construction, the 3-4-3 system.

And it has labored as a result of we’ve solely conceded two targets.”

Nigeria will face acquainted foes Cote d’Ivoire within the ultimate of the AFCON on Sunday.

The hosts circled their horrible group-stage fortunes to succeed in the ultimate following victories over defending champions Senegal, Mali, and DR Congo.

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