Lagos - Former Nigeria U20 midfielder Mutiu Adepoju has advised the Flying Eagles to play a little less under pressure, as that, he believes, will help them find their rhythm.
Adepoju, a star of the 1989 World Youth Championship (now U20 World Cup) in Saudi Arabia, says the present U20 team have shown good qualities, but says they must endeavour to free themselves of any pressure.
"They've played too much under pressure," he said, "They haven't taken their time to play their game and I think that has affected them.
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"I know Nigerians have so much expectation of them, but they must try to play a bit more freely and express themselves more.
"The truth is, no matter how good you are, if you play too much under pressure you end up making unnecessary mistakes that could cost you and I hope they overcome that pressure by their next game," Adepoju advised.
Speaking further, the former Super Eagles midfielder remained confident Manu Garba's boys can get the job done.
“I still have confidence in them of course. I think they have enough quality to see them through. But they must get their tactics right and play a little less under pressure and that way we'll see the best of them," he added.
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