Confederations Cup - Coach Stephen Keshi Warns Against Complacency

Published: June 17, 2013
Confederations Cup - Coach Stephen Keshi Warns Against ComplacencyAhead of Nigeria's clash with Oceania representatives Tahiti at the Fifa Confederations Cup, manager Stephen Keshi admits that his team may be fatigued after arriving Belo Horizonte, venue of the tie, on Sunday morning.

The Eagles squad had their first training session on Sunday afternoon, less than 13 hours after they checked into their hotel rooms.

I think we're a little worried about fatigue, but mentally we have worked otherwise.

''The selection is ready, but the fatigue is something that really worries me.

''We experienced a bit of that against Mexico, when we had many problems with players cramping,'' Keshi was quoted as saying by the electronic edition of TV Globo,

Furthermore, Keshi has cautioned against complacency, stating that he will approach the game as if the team was playing a football superpower.

He told the Brazilian broadcaster : '' I do not think there are any weak selection in this tournament.

''With respect to Spain, Brazil and all, I believe that all of the selections that come here need to be respected.

''I think Tahiti deserves a lot of respect for being here.
It is true that our selection arrived at three in the morning, with much fatigue. But let's try to do something.''

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