Mr. Solaja commended the team for building confidence after the defeat.
He pointed out that pressure was so much on the Mexicans and stated that their previous defeat, rather than demoralise them, made them do their best.
“Unfortunately, they lost to Nigeria again,” he said.
Speaking on Channels Television breakfast show, Sunrise, Mr. Solaja said that “this is the first time in many years of the FIFA competition, that three teams from the same group stage got to the last four”.
He emphasized that winning the competition was a good one but stressed the importance of sustenance, as the whole world would focus on Nigeria. “Some people may think that Nigeria cheated.
“Its now incumbent on us to show the world that we are a football emerging country,” he said.