England show World Cup promise in home victory over Nigeria

England show World Cup promise in home victory over Nigeria

England show World Cup promise in home victory over Nigeria

The African side faced off against England on Saturday evening and lost 2-1.

Gareth Southgate's men were looking risky from set pieces and nearly doubled their lead, but Uzoho denied Eric Dier with a point-blank save.

Ian KINGTON / AFP Nigeria's midfielder John Obi Mikel runs with the ball during the worldwide friendly football match between England and Nigeria at Wembley stadium in London on June 2, 2018.

Nigeria and England qualified for the World Cup with relative ease and both sides will hope to make a mark at the tournament to varying degrees.

He added: "We would have conceded more goals in the first half but this young team does not give up. Because we have one system", the Trabzonspor midfielder continued.

"What we saw in the second half was very positive", the German said.

- England are unbeaten in 18 encounters against African nations (W12 D6), with this the third time they've faced Nigeria - winning twice and drawing once.

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"I think we played really well with the ball especially, created a lot of good chances, far more good situations than we've had in recent games", He told ITV, per FourFourTwo.

Some of our players weren't fit and England put the pressure on us.

England's team has changed significantly since the 31-year-old Mikel left Chelsea for China's Tianjin Teda in January 2017, and he said: "This is a very young England team, the same as Nigeria".

"And, yeah, I feel I learned from the things I did before, but it's not something I worry about at all".

After a week of being in the headlines for his tattoo and late arrival at the team's training camp, Raheem Sterling produced a lively display in which he was also booked for diving. Obviously there is a long way to go, but yeah, we've just got to do what we done today. I did a lot of running on the pitch because we were always one man short on the defensive part of the game.

"We missed totally the first half but the preparation wasn't good".

"We have to learn together as a team, we have to improve and that is why we played this game against such a quality side". Ben STANSALL / AFP Nigeria's German manager Gernot Rohr (C) speaks to his players on the pitch after the worldwide friendly football match between England and Nigeria at Wembley stadium in London on June 2, 2018.

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