Idowu Admits Lokomotiv Were ‘Too Nervous’ Vs Galatasaray


By Johnny Edward:

Super Eagles defender Bryan Idowu has admitted that his Russian side, Lokomotiv Moscow were too nervous in their 3-0 defeat away to Galatasaray in Tuesday’s UEFA Champions League group D encounter played at the Turk Telcom stadium Arena, Istanbul reports

Idowu made his debut in the UEFA Champions League in the defeat. The game was also his second appearance of the season for the club.

Goals from Garry Rodrigues, Eren Derdiyok and a 90th-minute penalty from Selcuk Inan earned a matchday 1 win for the Turkish Champions, Galatasaray at the expense of Lokomotiv Moscow.

“Perhaps we were too nervous at the beginning of the match. The goals Galatasaray scored came from nowhere,” Idowu told

“For a while, we managed to control the game but not for long.”

Idowu is expected to keep his place in the starting line up this weekend when Lokomotiv Moscow face Zenith St Petersburg in a Russian League game on Sunday.

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