Mikel Reveals What Eagles Must Do After England Defeat
Iwobi pulled one back for Nigeria in the 2-1 defeat to England in London (photo credit: Reuters)

Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi has said the team’s 2-1 defeat to England in a pre-World Cup friendly means they have to improve on their game.

Two first half goals from Garry Cahill and Harry Kane condemned the 1994 African champions to their second defeat in three pre-World Cup games as they head for the last phase of camping.

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Alex Iwobi pulled one back for Nigeria in the second half of the tie.

Speaking after the clash, Mikel admitted that the West Africans must work harder but said they showed a lot of quality in the second half of the encounter.

According to the Tianjin Teda man, Gernot Rohr’s side must improve on their communication on the field to make an impact in Russia.

“We still have a lot to do, we have a lot to improve on,” Mikel said at the post-match press conference.

“We need to improve on our communication. When we push up, we need to push up together. But I think in the second half we did a lot better. We played the way we want to play. To have the ball, to keep the ball, and I think it was much better in the second half.”

Nigeria will prune the team to 23 before they head to Austria for the final phase of camping ahead of the global soccer fiesta.