Nigeria’s U-23 coach, Samson Siasia has said the Dream Team is determined to placate Nigerians by winning the bronze of the Rio Olympics today at the expense of Honduras.
Siasia told FIFA.com that his men has gained some positives from the 0-2 semi-final loss to Germany and will guard against mistakes committed when they storm the Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte for the third place match billed to start at 5pm.
“We still have something to play for. You’re better off having a bronze medal than not having anything at all. That’s the only way we can motivate them and it’s going to be very, very tough. They wanted to go to Rio but you need to earn it to go there, ” the former Super Eagles coach said.
The man who coached the Dream Team to win silver at the Beijing 2008 Olympics, however, acknowledged that his wards didn’t deserve to play in today’s final given their performance against Germany.
“We didn’t deserve to win against Germany with the way we played, so we should just forget about it and look forward to the next one and at least we will try to have the bronze medal going back home.