uper Eagles gaffer, Jose Peseiro has stated reasons his team got thrashed by Portugal in an international friendly game held in Lisbon.
Peseiro noted that Portugal played the game with their best team last night.
The Super Eagles were no match for the Euro 2016 winners and conceded two quick second half goals in the encounter.
Portugal’s midfielder Bruno Fernandes tapped a low pass inside nine minute and scored from the penalty spot to put scores at 2-0 in first half.
Upon resumption in the second half, Nigeria had a chance to score a goal but Emmanuel Dennis missed from the penalty spot .
Super Eagles then conceded two quick goals when Gonçalo Ramos scored in the 82nd minute to put scores at 3-0 before João Mário finished it up in the 84th minute to complete the rout.
“We have to improve and improve a lot. It was a first half below what we expected, the second was much better,” Peseiro told A Bola.
“Portugal was better, they are superior, they have a great selection, but the scoreline is heavy and exaggerated because we could have made it 2-1 and then we suffered 0-3 and 0-4. We cannot concede four goals and some of them the way they were.”
It appears the Super Eagles have played their last match of the year and will look forward to playing in the AFCON qualifiers in March 2023.