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We lost cause players were played out of position – Okocha

Valentine Chinyem

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Former Super Eagles midfielder, Austin Jay Jay Okocha, has blamed the team’s 0-2 loss to Croatia in the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup game, on the fact that the players were played out of position.

The skipper said this on Super Sports TV, where he was a guest pundit during the match.

He said, the team lacked creative flair because they were played in wrong positions which didn’t bring out the best in them.

“We didn’t have a creative midfielder today. Mikel Obi has been a great servant but I think his best position is sitting in front of the back four.

“We saw him play as a defensive midfielder in Chelsea and he did so well,” he said.

More so, Okocha added that Alex Iwobi was the most creative midfielder in the national team at the moment but playing him as a winger “was taking his strength from him”.

“Iwobi can play from the wings in Arsenal because there is a Mesut Ozil who brings creativity.

“I think the only reason why we lost this game is because our players played in the wrong positions and we didn’t get the best out of them,” he added.

The Super Eagles of Nigeria will take on Iceland on June 22 and play their last Group D game against Argentina on June 26.