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Eaglets’ Scoring Instinct Made The Difference – Mexico Coach

Posted: Nov 7, 2015 at 7:12 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Coach of Mexico, Mario Arteaga has said that the scoring ability of Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets forced his wards to lose the semi-final encounter at  the ongoing FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile.

The four-time world champions had in the early hours of Friday after a goal down stunned baby El Tri of Mexico at the Estadio Municipal Ester Roa, Concepcion 4-2 .

Goals from Kelechi Nwakali, Orji Okonkwo, Osinachi Ebere and Victor Osimhen ended the hope of the Mexicans who scored through Kevin Magana and Diego Cortes.

Mario stated that his wards were fully prepared for the Eaglets, but failed to maximise the scoring chances that came their way.

“We know that it would be a tough game, the toughest game in this World Cup. Both teams had chances. Unfortunately we didn’t score, Nigeria did. This was the difference. But that is football.

“After our equaliser we thought we controlled the game but then Nigeria scored surprisingly. We wanted to reach the final but we failed. Of course the team is sad but we have to focus now on the third place match,” Mario told FIFA.com.

Meanwhile, Nigeria’s coach, Emmanuel Amuneke said his wards are looking forward to playing in the final against fellow Africans, the Les Aiglonnets of Mali.