Super Eagles head coach Jose Peseiro said he is expecting a tough game against hosts, Ivory Coast in their second AFCON 2023 game.
On Thursday, Peseiro’s team will play their second game of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations against the Elephants of Cote d’Ivoire.
The game is scheduled to take place at Ebimpe, Abidjan’s Alassanne Quattara Stadium.
Peseiro said there is need for his players to play with discipline and consistency against their hosts, Cote d’Ivoire.
The Portuguese stressed how important it was for the team to do well when facing the Elephants.
“We are expecting a great match, full stadium, fantastic atmosphere as well.
“We need to play with good organisation, be compact in our approach and express ourselves as well,”Peseiro told a press conference on Wednesday.
“We also have to improve from the first match.
“It’s important for us to maintain our style and enjoy the game.
“We must also defend well and convert our chances.”
Peseiro also discussed his team’s last encounter with Equatorial Guinea and insisted that they must continue to put in a lot of effort.
“We created so many chances against Equatorial Guinea, but we must improve our finishing,”he added.
“Also, we need to take good decision, do well with final ball and be more composed in front of goal.
“They must take good decision inside and around the box.
“Most importantly we must manage the ball well and defend well too.”