Coach of the Under-20 team of Dominican Republic has saluted the Nigeria U20 team after their 2-1 win over his team at the ongoing U20 World Cup in Argentina, OwngoalNigeria.com reports.
Nigeria came from behind to secure a 2-1 win against the minnows and coach Walter Benitez said he can’t complain about the result of the game insisting that they lost to a better side.
” We lost the a better side. They were stronger, faster and wanted it more than we do. I have to praise my players for standing up against one of the best countries at this level”,he said at the post match conference.
Speaking further, he said his team were lucky not to have conceded more owing to the amount of chances that the Nigerians created. He however said his team will pick the lessons from this defeat and put it into use for their next game which is against Brazil.
” We probably could have lost by a heavier margin because they created a lot of chances to score but we did our best to keep at bay. We conceded via an own goal and a sloppy pass, it’s a case of lesson learnt for our remaining group games. The Nigerian team was a very strong test due to their approach. A lot of teams will struggle against them”, he rounded up saying.