Nigeria striker Ayegbeni Yakubu has credited coach Lars Lagerback for bringing a freshness to the team during their FIFA World Cup™ campaign.

The Super Eagles suffered a losing start against Argentina but face Greece next with spirits in the camp still high and Everton striker Yakubu has attributed much of that to their veteran Swedish coach.

"The new manager has come in and brought his own style," he said. "It's been so good and we are enjoying it. We struggled in the first game, but we are getting better with every game, and I believe we will improve even more.

"We need to focus on our next game. Every game is important and we want to win and get to the next round. It is not going to be easy, but we have to get there for the fans."