Enyimba Manager Finidi George said his side didn’t play to their strength after a 1-0 loss to Rivers United on Wednesday.
Enyimba had gone two games unbeaten in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL), only to suffer defeat to Rivers United on day 3 in Aba.
“I have always said that we wouldn’t win every game,” the Super Eagles legend said in a post match conference attended by Futbalgalore.com.ng.
“All through we didn’t play our football. We played too many long balls and that affected us in the game, we also lost a couple of balls in the midfield and that affected us.
“We gave them the strength to push. We would work on it. There is no much time to train, it’s just travelling now to play the next game.”
The former Ajax Amsterdam winger tried to put a positive spin on the result, saying his side could bounce back with a win against Kano Pillars in Kaduna.
“We would travel to Kaduna and get a victory. If a team can come here and win Enyimba at home, we can do same away. This is a disappointing outing for us at home. The boys wouldn’t be down, we would still go out there and give a fight. It’s not a knockout competition, we have a lot of points to play for.
“We believe in what we have been doing. We would make few adjustments and move on to the next game.
“The players are ready, I have told them that losing the game doesn’t mean losing the league. We would still fight, we have a lot of games to play. It’s unfortunate that this is happening at home after our victory away,” he added.