Super Eagles goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa believes the team are ready to get their World Cup back on track against Iceland.
The two sides meet on Friday and according to Futbalgalore.com, Ezenwa says the team need to knuckle down and regroup.
“We’ve all had rough times and have come out ahead. In the end we’ve overcome such awkward situations with no margin for error,” Ezenwa said.
“We’re not afraid. We’re surprised and disappointed by the game and the image we projected. As the days pass we must return to normal.
“We have full confidence we can beat Iceland and Argentina and be in the next phase.
“Typically when a difficult situation arises there is doubt and you want to see reality in a different way than it is. It’s normal in football and in life. Now, with a cooler head, we must see things as they are.
“It’s not an irreversible situation, but it’s not a good situation. We have to win. The message after the first match is confidence. That’s the key word.”
“Then the reviews are much tougher. These are things that make it difficult but not impossible.
“The feeling was that we can’t win, we’re overcome. It was hard to take. There’s a lot of time left.
The Eagles will hope to soar to greater heights when take on Iceland on Friday.
“Iceland are a very aggressive team and play to the limit. They run a lot of risks but perhaps not so many.
“We have to play with those cards, patience, creating chances. We have to play convinced that we will do it in the best way. We can’t suffer on the counter.
“You start looking forward to the game the day after the Croatia defeat. After a tough loss you want an immediate win, we need to regain the sensation.
“We can control the attacks of Iceland. We’re ready to face them. The group has had moments of extreme situations to get their best side and this is another of them.
“If you had asked a week ago what would happen against Iceland you would have had no doubt we will win.”