Finidi George : I’m Not Desperate To Land New Super Eagles Job

Super Eagles interim coach Finidi George opens up on his ambition of landing the national team’s coaching job on permanent basis; reports.

Finidi George was in charge of the Super Eagles when they defeated Ghana, and also lost to Mali in its first ever international friendlies in 2024.

The former Real Betis winger, revealed he was excited to have landed the Super Eagles job on interim basis.

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In a recent interview with Modo TV, the 52-year-old tactician revealed his wide knowledge of the team. But maintained he is not desperate for the job permanently.

Finidi George is Enyimba coach Kanu Nwankwo reiterates
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What Finidi George said about new Super Eagles coaching job

“I felt really good when I was told to take charge of the team. I have been with the team for almost two years, I know all the players, their strengths, and their weaknesses but I am only here to serve Nigeria the way I know how to do stuff

“I will just take these two games and go back to my club. Whatever the decision is taken after, so be it. I’m not under pressure to say I must get the role permanently.”

Finidi George also admitted that his team paid dearly for their mistakes(inability to convert chances) in their 2-0 defeat to Mali at the Stade de Marrakech in Morocco on Tuesday.

“I think we made a few mistakes that cost us the match,” the 52-year-old tactician told Modo TV.

“It wasn’t a bad game, good intensity was exhibited and we created a couple of chances but failed to score. In a game like this when you make mistakes and fail to score you get punished but I was happy with the entire play.

“The formation wasn’t bad at all; this is a team that keeps the ball very well. Using two strikers helped us and forced them to play wide. We could have pressed a bit more but overall, we weren’t bad. We know football is all about victory but I am looking at other aspects.

Finidi George given a guard of honour after the 2023 AFCON by Enyimba FC players

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He added, “Not a bad performance, lost one, won one. We were not outplayed and that is a good thing. I think we did so well in the first (half) although I would have loved a different outcome in the second but the players performed well.”

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