Austin Eguavoen has explained why Super Eagles players are more motivated now since he took charge.
Eguavoen led the Eagles to a winning start at this year’s AFCON following their 1-0 win against Egypt.
The team put in a determined performance against the seven-time African champions who paraded Mohamed Salah.
And speaking on what is responsible for the renewed motivation in the team, Eguavoen told NFF TV:”I just made them feel at home. I told them to see me as their father, their brother and their friend.
“And even the backroom staff I don’t see them as assistant coaches, I see them as colleagues. So I told everybody feel very free but don’t overstep your bounds, we respect one another.
“So that atmosphere, that oneness, that love and confidence among ourselves is really helping matters.”
On the new formation the team plays now:”Still the same personels but I think what we did was we brought the boys together and ask them the formation they are comfortable with because we wanted to be flexible and they let me know the formation they’ve been using for the past few years so I took it and went to work on it and improve them on that formation.”
And on how far the Eagles can go at the ongoing AFCON, Eguavoen said:”That’s a difficult question to answer like I said we want to take every game like a Cup final so we will see where we end.”