Seoul - Ahead of their participation at the Korea
invitational tournament, Golden Eaglets Coach Emmanuel Amuneke has again
reiterated that tournament would be a good test for the Golden Eaglets ahead of
the FIFA U-17 World Cup in Chile.
Speaking at the tournament's opening media conference at the
Suwon World Cup Stadium along with his counterparts from Korea, Croatia and
Brazil, Amuneke admitted all the contenders have to be respected because of
their strong pedigree.
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“It is a privilege to be here and we hope this is going to
be an interesting tournament to prepare us for the challenge in Chile,"
began the former African Footballer of the Year.
"We are not being carried away as the defending
champions because this is a new team and we have some new players that need to
be exposed to the challenge of playing at the World Cup."
Amuneke said there was nothing wrong playing in Suwon
against Croatia who are Golden Eaglets' group phase rivals in Chile, adding
there is little or nothing to hide. He explained: "In this modern age,
there is little you can hide about your team but what is important is how the
players adapt and comport themselves in every game.
“The four teams at the tournament in Suwon are very good
teams and we have to respect every one of them, “Amuneke further said. “ It is
important for the boys to be exposed to these sorts of matches since it would
be a good preparation for us going to Chile.”For
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