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Iwobi says Nigeria learned from its mistakes

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The Super Eagles were defeated by Algeria in the Africa Cup of Nations Semifinal after a goal by the Desert Foxes in stoppage time.

Nigeria and Tunisia are set to play in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Third-Place Playoff this Wednesday.

And Super Eagles footballer Alex Iwobi believes his team can learn from the mistakes done against Algeria in the Semifinal.

“We always take lessons from our mistakes,” the winger was quoted by Four Four Two.

“Even though we lost the semi-final, of course, it hurts, there is no better place to put it right than in the third-fourth place play-off match.”

“We are a young team and hope to return home with the third place. We will enter the game with the needed respect and seriousness,” he added.

“I believe this is going to be a psychologically tough encounter because we are not over that defeat from Senegal yet,” Tunisia coach Alain Giresse commented.

“This is football and we understand the whole team disappointment – but we have to forget that and focus on Nigeria game.”