Dutch Football Tactician Jo Bonfrere: “Leekens Is "Tactically Stupid!"

date 2016/11/17 views 1544 comments 0

icon-writer By: Ali. B /*/ English Version: Med.B.

Seasoned Dutch Coach and former Nigeria team manager Jo Bonfrere has dubbed the new Algeria football head coach, George Leekens, as “technically stupid” by having opted for a sheer defensive scheme versus the Super Eagles earlier this month causing the scathing defeat of the Greens, thus virtually obliterating their qualifying chances for the 2018 world cup contest in Russia.

Jo Bonfrere, who had predicted a tough clash against the Algerians, praised the Super Eagles' performance on the night, especially the large score line (3-1) as well as being able to capitalize on the glaring defensive frailties of the Desert Foxes in the recent world cup qualifying fixture played on November 12th in Uyo stadium.

Jo Bonfrere remarked that Algeria made the game much easier for Nigeria’s Super Eagles by falling back deep right from the kick off of the crucial fixture.

"It is a good result for the Super Eagles and I congratulate them," Jo Bonfrere said.

"They played well, they showed much hunger for victory and Algeria made it easier with Leekens’ damaging defensive tactics.

"It's stupid to go back and defend against a Super Eagles team with great talents.

"When you defend too much, you make stupid mistakes, and the Eagles punished them for that".

The Dutch tactician who guided Nigeria U-23s to gold medal win in 1996 Atlanta Olympics, said now that the Super Eagles are in the driving seat for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, they can only have themselves to blame if they miss the final qualification ticket.

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