Nigeria didn’t qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup after they misplaced to their West African rivals Ghana on away objectives rule of their playoff encounter final March.
Whereas Ghana are at present making ready for the occasion in Qatar, the Tremendous Eagles are presently gearing up for a glorified pleasant match in opposition to Portugal on Thursday night.
Though Peseiro is pleased with the pleasant in opposition to the Selecao, the Portuguese tactician insists he would have relatively confronted the 2016 European Champions on the World Cup.
“Sincerely, I want this can be a FIFA World Cup group stage match as a result of, I let you know, that’s the stage at which Nigeria must be taking part in,” Peseiro stated at his pre-match press convention.
“Although that’s not the case, our goal is to go on the market and win.
However regardless of the frustration, the previous Venezuela supervisor is comfortable that the Tremendous Eagles are taking part in a facet like Portugal, saying it should assist them of their mission to win the Africa Cup of Nations in 2024.
“It’s good that we’re taking part in huge groups. I’m enamoured by that as a result of that is good for the group, and it’ll sharpen the group to realize our objective of profitable the subsequent Africa Cup of Nations,” Peseiro continued.
“We even have the chance to check a lot of gamers,” he added.
Nigeria’s recreation in opposition to Portugal would be the first assembly between the 2 nations on the worldwide stage.
The Tremendous Eagles will go into the match in search of their first win in worldwide friendlies this yr, having misplaced to Ecuador, Mexico and Algeria this yr.