‘No Hiding Place For Hungary, Flying Eagles Vow
Flying Eagles coach Manu Garba has declared that tomorrow’s final group game against Hungary at the on-going FIFA U-20 World Cup in New Zealand is a must-win.
The Flying Eagles bashed North Korea 4-0 to put their campaign back on track on Thursday, after losing 2-4 to Brazil in their opening game. Manu has said that though, the team is not yet at their best, but nothing would stop Hungary from biting the dusk in tomorrow’s encounter.
Brazil, with two victories in two games against Nigeria and Hungary, is already sure of second round ticket. The Samba boys are expected to massacre the Asians tomorrow in Christ Church. But the battle for the runners-up ticket in Group E could well be decided on goals difference after Hungary trounced the North Koreans 5-1 on the opening day, before the 4-0 defeat they suffered in the hands of Flying Eagles.
Manu said he is confident the team would qualify, no matter the level of opposition by the Hungarians tomorrow. “We have not got into our groove yet, but we are only picking up gradually,” Manu said.
He is banking on players likes Godwin Saviour, Kingsley Sokari and Isaac Success among others, to paint Hungary with goals as they did against the Koreans earlier in the week.
“I would have loved that we won our game against Korea by six, seven goals to be ahead of Hungary in our last group match. Since it didn’t happen, we have no choice than to beat Hungary at all cost,” Manu stated.