“The Eagles played two matches within three days; besides Italy has always been a world class football nation.
“The draw was not a bad result considering the level of our backline exposure,” Eze said.
Also reacting, former Rangers FC of Enugu player, Earnest Ufele, said the match was a good one for the Eagles.
“The Eagles were determined to carry the day but met a determined and skilful side in Italy and that was why we drew the match.
“As the African champions, the Eagles were determined to show it to the world as they got 2-2 in such a high profile match after 48 hours of the Ethiopian match
“It is the Eagles determination that saw them through in the match,” he said.
Ufele said that Eagles made Africans proud and urged the technical team led by Stephen Keshi to strengthen the Super Eagles defence before the World Cup.
“Nigeria is growing in maturity everyday; I could not believe the result if I did not watch it myself.
Also reacting, the Secretary of the Enugu State Football Association, Sunday Ugwu, said the Eagles surprised him with their game.
He also said the friendly would help the technical crew to correct the lapses in the team.