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Taribo blasts ‘poor’ Dream Team defense

04 December 2015, 16:13

Lagos - Former Super Eagles defender Taribo West has expressed concern with the defensive unit of the Nigerian U23, as they continue their participation at the CAF U23 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Dream Team VI, as they are otherwise called, almost lost a three-goal lead against Mali in their first game, eventually winning 3-2, but would go on to squander a two-goal lead against Egypt in the second game to draw 2-2.

Speaking on the team's performances so far, Taribo reckoned it is frustrating to see the attackers scoring, but the defenders conceding.

Also read: Dream Team confident they will beat Algeria

"It almost looks like they don't have defense," Taribo said of the team's poor defending in the tournament so far.

"It is frustrating that the strikers make efforts to score goals and at the end of the day, the defenders just allow the opponents equalize," he said ruefully.

The former AC Milan and Inter Milan of Italy defender went on to blast the defenders, saying they have been 'too poor' in the tournament.

"The defenders have been too poor. They have allowed opponents get into games and that is just poor, the defense is too poor," he stressed.

Taribo was a member of the gold winning Atlanta '96 U23 squad that was christened 'The Dream Team'.

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