Finidi Counters Taribo's Claims About Players Camping Girls At France 98', Reveals Why Nigeria Lost To Denmark

Finidi Counters Taribo's Claims About Players Camping Girls At France 98', Reveals Why Nigeria Lost To Denmark

- Finidi George gave a different opinion on Taribo West's claims about Nigeria crashing out in France 98'

- Taribo claimed that players were bringing women into camp during the tournament which caused a distraction

- On the other hand, Finidi stated that the Super Eagles underrated their round of 16 opponents that was why they were knocked out

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Finidi George has disagreed with Taribo West's claims that the Super Eagles got knocked out of France 9'8 in the last 16 because some players got distracted.

The central defender told Brila Fm and quoted by Complete Sports that some players sneaked women into their hotel rooms during the competition.

Nigeria were dumped out of the competition in the round of 16 despite topping the group that had Spain, Bulgaria and Paraguay.

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Finidi counters Taribo's claims about players camping girls at France 98', reveals why Nigeria lost to Denmark
Finidi counters Taribo's claims about players bringing girls to camp in France 98'. Photo by Electronic Image
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However, Finidi said in an interview with on Instagram that he was not aware of the claims made by his former teammate.

"I was not aware of such and this is my problem with some of my teammates. If he (Taribo) saw players camping girls in their rooms, why didn't he speak up that time? Why wait for 22 years after before coming out to speak up?"

The former Ajax winger stated that Nigeria's impressive run during the group stages at the tournament made the team underrate the Danish team and were already looking ahead to challenge Brazil in the quarter-finals.

Finidi continued:

"The problem we had against Denmark is that we underrated them because we beat Spain and Bulgaria and we felt Denmark will be an easy ride."

The Super Eagles recorded a stunning 3-2 victory against Spain and sealed their passage into the next round following a 1-0 win over Bulgaria.

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The last group game against Paraguay was a formality as players on the bench were fielded against the South Americans who defeated the Bora Milutinovic's side by 3-1.

Denmark then added salt into the wounds of the West African side after with a 4-1 win as Nigeria's hopes of making it past the second round remained in tatters.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Taribo West no doubt is the most successful Nigerian defender that played in Europe but his success story about how he lived the dream is something to write home about.

The former Nigerian international said he ran away from his father's house after being told he was going to be a roadside mechanic.

The centre-half fled home from his base at Port-Harcourt all the way down to Lagos in a quest to achieve his dreams as a footballer.


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