Nigerian striker, Jude Odion Ighalo has assumed responsiblity for Super Eagles 2-1 misfortune to Argentina in the last Group D match in Saint Petersburg on Tuesday subsequent to missing an opening opportunity to put Nigeria ahead.
As indicated by TheCable, he apologized to the whole country and team after the game. He additionally regretted the reasonable possibilities he had which he neglected to use.
“I apologise to Nigeria. I apologise to my team mates,” Ighalo said.“I take responsibility for this game because if I had taken those chances I had that would have made it a different ball game now. But that is football and life has to continue.”
The Changchun Yatai’s captain communicated bitterness for the ouster of the team from the World Cup.
“It’s a pitiful day for me, the young men and the nation since we went out in an awful way and we merited more in the amusement,” he said.
“We had a penalty in the game and another one which the referee did not give.
“I missed a couple of chances that would have finished the game but that’s football because sometimes you win and sometimes to lose.”
Ighalo, in any case, expressed that he is prepared to take whatever feedback that is coordinated at him for the possibility he lost to score the triumphant objective that would have seen Nigeria crush Argentina without precedent for the World Cup.
“Nobody criticised me, it’s a teamwork. We are 23 players fighting for a single thing. Even if I am criticised, I’ll take it in good faith,” he said.
“Criticism is part of football because if you are not criticised you won’t do well. I am ready to take any criticism that will come upon me now and life has to go on. And we still have a better day ahead.
“I am very proud of the team today because we put up a good fight from the start to finish.” from the all the way.”