Flying Eagles coach, Manu Garba, has admitted his team are not yet at their best despite the 4-0 bashing of North Korea to get their U-20 World Cup campaign in New Zealand back on track.
Two goals from Godwin Saviour and one each from Kingsley Sokari and Isaac Success condemned North Korea to their second defeat and Nigeria’s first after the 4-2 loss to Brazil in their first game.
But Garba said the team still has a lot to offer.
“We have not got into our groove yet, we are only picking up gradually,” he said.
He also praised the Koreans for stepping up their game against the African champions after they fell 5-1 to Hungary on Monday.
“They gave a good account of themselves, they were lot better than they were against Hungary as they possessed the ball very well, but they have to improve in their finishing,” he said.
The winners and runners-up in Group E could well be decided on goals difference after Hungary trounced the North Koreans on the opening day and Brazil are expected to massacre the Asians on Sunday in Christ Church.
And Manu said he would have loved to have more than four goals on Thursday.
“I would have loved that we won this game (v Korea) by six, seven goals,” Manu said.
“All the same, the victory was most important for us.
“And on Sunday our final group game against Hungary will be a must-win.”