Super Eagles coach, Austin Eguavoen has revealed that it’s an uphill task leading the Nigerian national team.
Eguavoen who doubles as the Nigeria Football Federation’s Technical Director said Nigerians are understandably demanding and do not settle for less.
While he said these are normal realities, fans should encourage and not discourage those in charge of the national team.
“It’s very very tough. Very tough because we are humans and are very demanding,” Eguavoen told Elegbete TV.
“And we are a football nation which is normal. We don’t want to settle for less. We always want to go for the best and by so doing, we want to win every trophy available.
“To be saddled with that responsibility I think is a very tough one. There’ll be critics everywhere, left, right and centre definitely but the ability to be able to hold on and shed most things away and remain focused determines a lot.
“We will remain focused but our only appeal to people is to not discourage us but always encourage and support because things like this, if a person isn’t strong, can throw him off guard but I am focused and I know I have a lot of fans out there. Thumbs up to them. I love everybody and we’ll celebrate together after the two-legged games,” Eguavoen stated.
Eguavoen became the substantive coach of the Super Eagles after leading the Nigerian senior national football team to a round of 16 finish at the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon.