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WE NEED TO MAKE AMENDS – YOBO

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Nigeria's captain says his side is ready to make amends for the embarrassing loss to Argentina and Greece at the World Cup. The Super Eagles lost 0-1 to Argentina and 1-2 to 2004 European Champion, Greece, and Yobo told the BBC that the final group game against South Korea could not come soon enough.

“For us, we would have played today if we could. It has been the most frustrating few days ever for the team.

“You are hyped up for the World Cup and then perform like that. It's a final chance against South Korea, we are even lucky that we have games to put it right.”

Reports said players were even involved in a shouting bout in the dressing room at the end of the Greece match but Yobo was quick to play it down.

“That is not true, we are all united in one goal and fight, which is to redeem our battered image out there and we want the fans to know we feel their disappointments and pulse.

In the build-up to the second Greece goal, the captain was on the ground after a collision before Enyeama spilled Alexandros Tziolis's long-range shot into the path of Torosidis, who buried the chance in the 71st minute.

“I went blank and blurred under few seconds after the collision, I thought it was a foul but then the ball was at the back of the net, I felt bad but we have to move on now.

“The most worrying aspect at the final whistle was the way our spirit fell to bits in disappointments,” Yobo told BBC Sport. “We have all learnt a lot about the closeness of the players. On Tuesday, everyone is ready to fight and die for the colour of the country.”

But no team in World Cup history has ever lost more than one group stage game and gone on to reach the next round, yet Joseph Yobo is incredibly optimistic the Eagles could earn a place in the history book.