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Why Super Eagles lost to Mexico in friendly game, Troost Ekong reveals

Watford defender, William Troost-Ekong, has revealed why Super Eagles failed to fly past Mexico when they met recently in a friendly duel in the United States.

Super Eagles laboured in the 2-1 defeat to Mexico inside the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Sunday.

The former Udinese centre-back insists that with many of the Super Eagles stars arriving in the United States from Europe, they struggled to recover fully from their long trips and adapt to the new time zone before the match kicked off.

“We were unhappy to have lost to Mexico because everyone worked very hard,” Troost-Ekong told the NFF.

“The issues of long travel and little time to adapt to the new zone affected us all in the first half, but we created a raft of chances in the second half and were unlucky to have lost.

“Nevertheless, we have taken on board a lot of lessons from the game, and they will be quite useful in subsequent matches.”

The Super Eagles have not won any of their last four matches, with the team’s last victory coming in the group stages of the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations against Guinea-Bissau.

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