'You don't lose, you learn' - Super Eagles captain Mikel
Super Eagles By: Collins Udeme | 28/03/2018
Super Eagles skipper John Obi Mikel believes Tuesday's 2-0 defeat to Serbia in an international friendly staged at The Hive in London should not be seen a loss by Nigerians but a learning curve for the squad who are still being fine-tuned for the FIFA World Cup on June.Mikel who last starred for the Super Eagles in a 4-2 thumping of Argentina last November failed to make it to the Nigerian camp for their two-legged friendlies against Poland and Serbia, having failed to secure travelling papers.
Super Eagles coach reacts to Serbia defeatMikel in an Instagram post said: "You don't lose, you learn 💪🏾 Looking forward to being back on the pitch for our remaining preparation games #SoarSuperEagles."
An under-strength Super Eagles failed to fly in London on Tuesday night as two second-half goals by Serbian forward Aleksandr Mitrovic condemned Gernot Rohr to only his second defeat in 14 matches in charge of Nigeria.Up next for the Super Eagles is another pre-World Cup warm-up fixture against Congo DR on May 27, 2018.