Rohr Banks On Fitness, Concentration, Organisation


Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr has unfolded part of the strategies he plans to use in Tuesday’s match against Argentina, as the Franco-German tactician says his players will to go all out with full fitness, total concentration and meticulous organisation.

Rohr, who also said he does not plan to give any special attention to Argentina’s star and captain, Lionel Messi, added that he does not fear any hitches from poor officiating, as he wants his side to unleash intense attack all through the final Group D fixture.

Rohr also hinted that he could retain the 3-5-2 formation which silenced Iceland, while also assuring that team captain, John Mikel Obi will play, despite a hand injury he got in the victory against Iceland on Friday.

He also explained that Ahmed Musa, who scored two-goal against Iceland, will be fielded against Argentina, because the player is good and deserves to play.

“He had a wonderful outing against Iceland. I hope he will do it again. Last year when he was not playing at club level, we had difficulties with his performance.

“I came to Russia to monitor and watch him in Moscow, but now he is hot. He is going to play against Argentina.

“We are going to play a wonderful mass attack. We are going to play good game on Tuesday. We are going to defend the colours of Nigeria.

“We will focus on our game, as we are not concerned about Lionel Messi’s skills, even though he is a good player. In football, there is no mercy. So, we will not show any mercy for the Argentina team

“Mikel’s injury is not too serious, and I promise you that he will be on duty on Tuesday as the team’s captain.’’

On the likelihood of Victor Moses making the start list in spite of his performance in the Iceland game, Rohr said: “He is fit, strong and ready to explode against the Argentines come Tuesday’s match.’’


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