Audio: Finidi’s reaction after Diambars game

Following Saturday’s win against Diambars, head coach Finidi George has speaking 

In his first post match comments as Enyimba gaffer, Finidi was gracious in victory, expressing his admiration for the Diambars team.

Below is the full transcript of his post match comments:

“Personally I am happy that we played this way. We knew this team (Diambars) is a very good team technically, they pass the ball very well but at the same time we kept our composure, we kept our formation and then tried to hold them so that they cannot score an easy goal. 

“In the second half we still played that way trying to contain them and the tempo dropped and that helped us as well to pass the ball a little bit more in the middle and gave us that opportunity with the few changes we made.

“We knew we cannot match them because I think they’ve started their league already, they’ve played couple of games, real competitive games and they have that match rhythm so we knew if we could play to our formation, not give them that space, which I think they had in the first twenty or twenty-five minutes that they dominate.  After that the tempo dropped a little bit and that permitted us to play our football a little bit.

“We saw that in the second half most players were tired after sixty minutes and we made some changes and brought in some fresh legs which really helped to give us that penalty.”

Comments (3)

  1. Very good game your changes impacted positively in the performance of your team,your tactics worked for you,bravo

  2. A good game but we still need technical players that can hold onto the ball and create something with it ..overall it was a good game and we were lucky too they didn’t utilize their chances

  3. Isaac Amaefule

    I am very much happy yesterday on the victory of Enyimba in Senegal, infact Coach Finidi has convinced Nigerians that he will be the best of coach of Enyimba bcs a good coach is a coach that reads match in the first twenty to thirty minutes not the one that will be watching match like a movie then when you concede goals at the last minute you start changing and dragging yourself out of the lose. Kudos Finidi George more victory ahead

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