We fear no foes, not even Germany, Garba boasts
Nigeria in Plymouth, New Zealand on Sunday morning beat Hungary with two goals scored by Taiwo Awoniyi, but Garba says he is more impressed by the improved play by his team.
“Our next game is against Germany but we are ready for any team, because if we want to be champions we have to be ready for of them,” he said.
Speaking to fifa.com after the game, Garba added, “We wanted to score more, but still I’m happy with the 2-0 result.
“The Hungarians played more from the wings, but we were able to control the game and the outcome.”
The result took Nigeria to six points and second position in Group E behind Brazil, but the Hungarians also qualified as one of the best third-placed teams in the group stage.
Against Hungary, Taiwo Awoniyi gave Nigeria the lead in the 33rd minute, when he finished off a low drive by Godwin Saviour from the right flank.
Awoniyi doubled the advantage after 54 minutes, when he cashed in on a defensive mix-up to round the Hungary goalkeeper Gyorgy Szekely for his second goal of the tournament.
Hungary took the early attacking initiative, but it was Nigeria that really threatened after Godwin Saviour’s shot narrowly missed target after 12 minutes.
The Hungary goalkeeper then pushed to corner a goal-bound shot by Kingsley Sokari in the 14th minute.
Two minutes later, Bernard Bulbwa saw his promising pile driver also deflected for a corner.
Awoniyi was denied a goal by goalkeeper Szekely, who saved his header from inside the six-yard box.
The gangling striker could have completed his hat-trick on 59 minutes, but he could not direct his shot on target when he was faced with an open goal.
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