Ukrainian Journalist Stanislav Roman has revealed that the first-half performance of the Super Eagles of Nigeria against Ukraine in Dnipro on Tuesday night was similar to watching Brazil in full flow.
He also admitted that the Nigerian trio of Samuel Chukwueze, Samuel Kalu and Victor Osimhen were capable of destroying any team in the world with their pace and skills.
A lot of people who watched the Super Eagles of Nigeria against Ukraine were left surprised the way the Nigerian team took the game to the host team in the opening 45 minutes which ended with Nigeria leading 2-0.
The game ended in a 2-2 draw with Ukraine scoring twice in the second half but according to Roman, the way Nigerians were confident on the ball and also the running off it left the backline of Ukraine confused and even coach of the team Andriy Shevchenko admitted after the game that his wards couldn’t cope with the pace of the Eagles.
He believes that Chukwueze, Kalu and Osimhen can wreck any team in the world if they play with such neck-breaking speed as seen in the first half of the draw against Ukraine three days ago.
“It was like watching Brazil play, to be honest. That was the best 45 minutes any team can ever wish for. They were not just good on the ball but off it they kept making runs that left the defence of Ukraine confused. The front three can trouble any team in this world with the pace with which they played the first 45 minutes “, Roman told Owngoalniger
“They probably got tired in the second half but if not for the chances they failed to convert they would have rounded up the game before the first goal scored by Ukraine. Ukraine national team were taught a very good lesson by the Nigerians”