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We were not disgraced
Super Eagles Coach, Stephen Keshi

We were not disgraced

Chelsea midfielder Mikel Obi has said Nigeria posted a great tournament in Brazil even after they again crashed out in the World Cup round of 16.
Nigeria fell 2-0 to France on Monday and thus failed to make it to the last eight, like was the case in 1994 and 1998.
But Mikel insisted the Super Eagles have nothing to be ashamed of going by their performance at Brazil 2014.
“Honestly, I don’t think that we should be feeling bad right now.” said John Obi Mikel to FIFA.com.
“We’ve had a great tournament and today(Monday) we showed the whole world just what we’re capable of, even when up against a great team.
“I think that we played really well from the start, right up until we conceded the opening goal,” added the Chelsea midfielder.
“From that moment on, I’ll admit that we let our heads drop a bit. We couldn’t drag ourselves back into it, but none of that should take the shine off our performance.”
He commended the defence marshalled by skipper Joseph Yobo.
“We were very well-organised.” he said.
“We knew exactly what we needed to do in defence against a strong team like France and, on top of that, whenever we had the ball we weren’t afraid to attack. We even had good chances to go in front ourselves.
“We got so much right, but mistakes do happen. What else can we say? We need to forget it and move on.”
Mikel also maintained he gave his best as he played according to coach Stephen Keshi’s instructions.
” I did my best for Nigeria as I always do. I played according the coach’s instructions. France didn’t out play us, but we were unlucky. We conceded goals from set pieces again, what can we say? Mikel asked

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