Why Super Eagles Lost Against England - Rohr

Why Super Eagles Lost Against England - Rohr

Why Super Eagles Lost Against England - Rohr

The team left London Sunday after their 1-2 loss on Saturday to England at the Wembley Stadium.

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr said his side could have conceded half a dozen goals in a poor first-half performance which he said reflected a heavy travelling schedule for his players. While some would argue that youthful goaltender Francis Uzoho should have done better with Kane's drilled shot from the edge of the 18 -yard area, the former Golden Eaglet made several interventions that kept Nigeria in the game and boosted his personal confidence going to the World Cup finals. "We have to work much more in the two weeks before our first game", the German said.

The Nigeria squad had already been trimmed to 25 players prior to the England game, and the duo who miss out on the final squad are Chelsea youngster Ola Aina and Porto midfielder Mikel Agu.

"I think the England team have a good chance".

"Since weeks the playing fields are handled with special care in order to offer a ideal basis for the preparation (of the Super Eagles ) for FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russian Federation", he further wrote and promised that they will pamper the Eagles such that it will have a positive effect on their preparation.

"We will try to see the team that has the chance of starting the World Cup against Croatia".

The sponsor of Arthur Great FC insists the Eagles would win the trophy with the right motivation, commending President Muhammadu Buhari for receiving the team before their departure for Europe last week. The players want to do well - you can see from how they play, the change in system to five at the back. "We can not play like we did in the first half". They're more compact, concede less goals.

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