Odion Ighalo, who has come under heavy criticisms after he failed to convert two good opportunities into goals. The game which ended on 2-1 in favour of Argentina.
Ighalo, has however apologised to Nigerians for missing those golden opportunities and a hope to appeased disappointed Nigerians, who hopes he crashed.
“I apologise to Nigeria. I apologise to my team mates.”
“I take responsibility for this game because I had taken those chances I had that would have made it a different ball game now.
“But that is football and life has to continue.
The Changchun Yatai’s captain expressed sadness for the ouster of the team from the World Cup.
“It’s a sad day for me, the boys and the country because we went out in a bad manner and we deserved more in the game,” he said.
“We had a penalty in the game and another one which the referee did not give.
“I missed a couple of chances that would have finished the game but that’s football because sometimes you win and sometimes to lose.”
“Nobody criticised me, it’s a teamwork. We are 23 players fighting for a single thing. Even if I am criticised, I’ll take it in good faith,” he said.
“Criticism is part of football because if you are not criticised you won’t do well. I am ready to take any criticism that will come upon me now and life has to go on. And we still have a better day ahead.
“I am very proud of the team today because we put up a good fight from the start to finish.”