Egypt coach Hector Cuper is fascinated with the mentality of Nigerian players, and he admitted that this is a major threat to their dream of making to the 2017 AFCON in Gabon. “Nigeria is a strong team with excellent players who have a winning mentality as they play for big European clubs,” Argentinean boss Cuper explained.
The coach believes that the Pharaohs were lucky to snatch the late equaliser against Nigeria while vowing to ring changes ahead of tomorrow’s second test. “I can’t deny that we were lucky to score the equaliser against Nigeria, but it was a reward for our performance through the whole match,” Cuper told Egyptian reporters after the match.
“We delivered an outstanding performance in the first half, but we had some faults in the second and we didn’t maintain the same level. We will work to amend these mistakes in the coming period.