Rohr Predicts ‘Good Future For Super Eagles
15 October 2019 Sport
Nigeria national team coach Gernot Rohr believes the Super Eagles have ‘good future’ after they played out a 1-1 draw against Brazil in Sunday’s international friendly in Singapore.
The 66-year-old German tactician paraded a young team against the five-time world champions, following a spate of withdrawals by some of his experienced players, including captain Ahmed Musa.
The team, however, gave a good account of themselves with Joe Aribo – making his second appearance for the Super Eagles – scoring the opening goal in the 35th minute before Casemiro’s second-half effort saved the South American champions from defeat.
Rohr is impressed with the performance on his side but admitted the three-time African champions still have to improve.
“It feels very good to know that we can play so well against some of the biggest names in football,” Rohr said in a post-match press conference.
“We didn’t have our best team here, but our wingers gave Brazil a lot of problems on the counter-attack and I am proud of our players.
They can have a good future.
“We can still improve in defending set-pieces.
We have height, with players as tall as two metres, but we have to be better in the air.”