Super Eagles goalkeeper, Carl Ikeme has lauded his teammates for their effort in the 2-1 defeat against Argentina in their 2018 FIFA World Cup Group D clash.
Ikeme, who could not make the World Cup due to illness, backed the team to emerge stronger.
Lionel Messi and Marcos Rojo were on target for Argentina as they won 2-1. Victor Moses was the scorer of Nigeria’s only goal netted from the penalty spot.
Coach Gernot Rohr’s men needed just a point to secure their passage into the round of 16 after Iceland, who were also in contention for second place fell 2-1 to Croatia in the other Group D game.
But Rojo struck four minutes from time to hand Argentina all three points in the game.
“We are all naturally disappointed, but I’m so proud of the team.
“The heart and effort shown was immense, in time our young team will learn from this and be stronger.
“But I’m proud,” the Wolves goalkeeper tweeted on Wednesday.