The three-time African champions fell to a heavy defeat in Lisbon to the 2016 European champions on Thursday
Super Eagles midfielder John Ogu has reacted with displeasure to comments credited to Portugal international Bruno Fernandes taunting the Nigerian national team.
Fernandes scored twice and was largely instrumental as Portugal dominated the Super Eagles before sealing a 4-0 win in an international friendly on November 17.
The Manchester United playmaker was, after the encounter, reported to have been dissatisfied with the poor level of opposition put up by the Super Eagles in Lisbon.
“Our match against Nigeria was not on the standard we wanted,” Fernandes said. Their level was not on a world-class required standard.
“So here in Qatar, we will face the World’s best. We wanted to play a tough national team, but all of them were already occupied. Nigeria was the only one available. They didn’t test us at all.”
Fernandes’ cold dig, however, did not sit well with Nigerian midfielder John Ogu.
Voicing his displeasure with the Man United ace’s comments, Ogu wrote on Twitter: “Omo I don’t even want to believe this but if he actually said this, Omo I really wan PARA on am o!!!”
Omo I don’t even want to believe this but if he actually said this, Omo I really wan PARA on am o!!! pic.twitter.com/YBbAcva5It— John Ogu (@ogujohnugo) November 20, 2022
Ogu did not participate in the Nigeria versus Portugal friendly.
Super Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro, however, paraded some of Nigeria’s finest midfielders in Wilfred Ndidi, Alex Iwobi, and Joe Aribo.