Super Eagles midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo has downplayed his own goal that gifted Croatia their first of the two goals scored against Nigeria on Saturday night.

Super Eagles midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo has downplayed his own goal that gifted Croatia their first of the two goals scored against Nigeria on Saturday night.

Super Eagles midfielder, Oghenekaro Etebo has downplayed his own goal that gifted Croatia their first of the two goals scored against Nigeria on Saturday night.

Etebo, who was clearly the best player on the Super Eagles side,described own goals as “normal” and part of football.

He added that he was not disappointed to have committed the blunder.

Speaking with TheCable, the Stoke City player said, “I wasn’t disappointed. It’s normal.

“We lost and that’s the game of football. All we need to do is to keep our heads up and prepare for the next game and see what we can do.”

“Everyone is talking about our poor handling of set-pieces in the match. Yes, we didn’t do well there. That has been noted. We actually have been working on set-pieces in our training sessions,” Complete Sports further quoted him as saying.

“Apart from the friendly games and in this game against Croatia, most of the goals we have conceded were from set-pieces. We have to take it more seriously, improve on that because it’s important to the team going forward.

“We’ll certainly fight to win the next game against Iceland. The first game against Croatia has been lost, but we’re not out yet. We’ll fight to recover well in this group and qualify for the next round.”

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