realtrouble wrote:Damunk , we should be comparing Nigeria with Germany and little Holland success and not the failures of Brazil and England.
But when you are planning a strategy, where does realism come into it?
We can go into the tournament with our shoddy preparations and all the problems we all know
we have in Nigerian football and still expect to win the World Cup; but firstly, who are we fooling
and secondly, is it not the same group of people shouting 'low self esteem!' at everybody that will be the first to laugh in the faces of the fans, Keshi and the players should they make the mistake of publicly speaking about aiming for the top spot?
Moreover, any team, whether Germany, Argentina or 'little' Holland always take a long-term view
to winning the WC. It doesn't always go right (it can't anyway, because only one team can win it), so why would you or any of the self-styled 'high achievers' with 'high self esteem' realistically expect Nigeria to go far, knowing we have only just started even talking
about a long term plan? You can't ridicule Nigeria's prep for the WC and then when they fail, accuse all those who expected only limited success of being 'low achievers' with 'low self-esteem'. That's more about 'bigging' yourselves up than anything about having a superior sense of self-worth.
I just dey laff of of una.
TBH, and I've said it before, I only watched this WC with one eye, because the other eye is on 2018, when the real fruits of a rudimentary development programme should be bearing fruit - all things being equal in Naija.
So, in relative terms, the 'failure' of Brazil to win the WC does not and should not make them failures by Nigerian
standards. If that is the case, are you saying you prefer a 2-0 exit to France in the second round to a 7-1 exit to Germany in the semi-final? My broter, Nigeria and Brazil ( and for that matter England, Italy, Spain and Uruguay) no dey the same catigori.