Super Eagles Portuguese coach, Jose Peseiro, has made no secret of his ambitions – to lead Nigeria to glory in the Ivory Coast at the next Africa Cup of Nations.
“Our ambitions when I signed the contract with Nigeria, the big goal and main goal is we want to win the next AFCON.”
“Of course, we know the power of the national teams who played in the World Cup, like Senegal, Cameroon, and Morocco, who had a fantastic tournament. But we know the quality and capacity of the national teams that didn’t play in the World Cup like Egypt, Algeria and others.
“I think I’ve convinced myself when I watch our national team. I know which players can play for us and I have put it in my mind that we can win the next AFCON.
“To do that, I’m trying to shape our players and join them in the right way to build a good model to play at a high level. If you want to reach the top in Africa you need to create a top level.
“For that, I try to see the players, see everybody and improve our organisation, improve our facilities, improve our training, improve everything we can.
“We played against Mexico, against Portugal, against Algeria away, to check the possibility to play offensive football, high pressure, because that’s our way. I think we have the capacity and the players for that, but we need to check our development and the way we play.”