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Dennerby faults Falcons’ Olympic tie performance v Algeria

Super Falcons manager, Thomas Dennerby has expressed outright dissatisfaction over his side performance against their counterparts from Algeria.

Falcons piped the North Africans 1-0 in Tuesday’s reverse fixture of the 2020 Olympic qualifier at the Agege Stadium in Lagos.

Forward, Asisat Oshoala scored the match winner in the 59th minute of the hotly contested encounter.

The African champions progressed to the next stage of the qualifiers on 3-0 aggregate.

Dennerby said his side were too relaxed to a fault in the Olympic clash the North Africans proved themselves creditably.

“I’m not satisfied with the game. The Algerians came at us pushing too hard but were undone after they conceded the lone goal.

“However, Falcons’ pace was not what one expected from this kind of team.

“I think maybe we’re little bit lazy, little bit calm, little bit too relaxed perhaps because of the two nil away win.

“However, I always consider good performance, and if good performance ends in one goal it’s okay,” said Dennerby to frontpixs.com.

Dennerby avoided blaming the injection of six foreign professionals into the game as reason for the lacklustre performance.  The first leg in Blida was prosecuted 100% by domestic league players.

The foreign professionals are Asisat Oshoala, Ngozi Ebere, Osinachi Ohale, Ngozi Okobi, Rasheedat Ajibade and Francisca Ordega.

“No, I do not think so. The professionals made their own impact, too in the encounter,” said Dennerby.

Falcons will confront the West African side, Ivory Coast in the next stage of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic qualifying campaign.

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