Nigeria’s Dream Team VI Coach, Samson Siasia, said the initial difficulties encountered by his team en route the on-going Rio de Janeiro Olympic games inspired the team to achieve success.
The team rallied to spank the Danish team, 2-0 to qualify for a semi-final of the soccer event.
“We all know it was not easy, nobody wants to be in the situation we were in weeks ago when we were still in Atlanta.
But, your circumstances should not determine what goals you set yourself and what you want to achieve.
It was very difficult circumstances. We struggled to get here. But there is oneness, a team spirit and a willingness to overcome,” Siasia said.
According to him, the boys are together and they want to make sure that they can succeed in spite of all troubles. I am proud of what they have done.
On what they could do in the final if they would meet Brazil, Siasia said:
We saw what they did to the Danish team. They are a good side. They did not start well, but the most important thing is how you end.
We still have one game to go; we are not worrying about Brazil now. If we get to the final together, then we will see what we can, to make sure we get the gold medal.