15th June, 2010
The Delta born midfielder, told P.M.Sports at their Waterfront Hotel camp, Richards Bay that he was disappointed over the Eagles performance against the Lionel Messi-inspired Argentina.
â€œYou know what? I was surprised hearing everyone praising us for losing to Argentina. That was not a good match to me because we didnâ€™t really play them hard enough.
â€œAgain, we allowed Messi and his colleagues to get away with a lone goal, which to me counts more than whatever we played at the Ellis Park Stadium in Johannesburg. Iâ€™m still trying to get over that match, we were so close to scoring yet we missed the opportunities,â€ Etuhu said.
The player reasoned that the Nigerian team began the World Cup on a very sad note, declaring that such a result should be a wake up call for the players to brace up for the next matches.
â€œWe are now in a fix, as we must play to win the remaining two matches, otherwise we wonâ€™t get anywhere. Iâ€™m hopeful that weâ€™ll get a good result against our opponents, so we have to prove our worth against Greece and finish up with another fine game against Korea in Durban,â€ he said.