Brazil 1 – 1 Nigeria: Casemiro Admits Eagles Physicality Caused Them Problems
Oct. 14, 2019
Real Madrid and Brazil midfielder, Carlos Casemiro, has described the Super Eagles as a physical team after the Selecao were forced to a 1 – 1 draw by Nigeria at the Kallang national Stadium on Sunday.
Rangers’ Joe Aribo gave the West Africans the lead in the first half, before the Real man restored parity for the Selecao early in the second half.
The Brazil midfielder was impressed with the physical qualities of Nigeria but believes his side deserved to win following a good second half performance.
“Speaking of results, it is never favorable. When it comes to Brazil, we always want to seek victory,” Casemiro said after the game.
“But within what we were presenting, today the answer was very good. The second half was good, against a physically strong team.
“The result is not good, but no doubt the second half was good, yes.”
While the Copa America Champions will now turn their attention to their 2022 World cup qualifier campaign, The Super Eagles will face Benin and Lesotho in Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers next month.