Cote d’Ivoire winger Max Alain Gradel has said the the Elephants are not under pressure to do well at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.
The Gaziantep player expressed confidence in the ability of the team to beat the Super Eagles in their second game of the competition.
“It was important for us to win the first game. We started slowly but victory is what is important,” Gradel told a press conference.
“We are happy with the three points. We have three days to prepare for the game against Nigeria. We are prepared and ready.
“We have a good team, no pressure. We are Cote d’Ivoire and will do our best to win the game.”
Thursday’s encounter will take place at the Alassanne Quattara Stadium, Ebimpe, Abidjan.
By Adeboye Amosu in Abidjan