Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr is reeling in excitement with the recent giant strides being made by Kenneth Omeruo and Samuel Chukwueze in Spain, as he says playing in La Liga is a huge boost for both players.
Omeruo and Chukwueze are both in Rohr’s list to battle South Africa next weekend, ahead of which footballlive.ng gathered the Franco-German socccer tactician is happy seeing both stars excel with their clubs last weekend.
Rohr noted how Omeruo held his own for 90 minutes of action with Leganes against Atletico Madrid,l while Chukwueze continues waxing strong with Villarreal.
Rohr said he expects Omeruo to push more for a starting place in the Eagles, after the dark-skinned stopper put up a yeoman’s show in a 1-1 draw against Atletico at the weekend.
While Omeruo played all 90 minutes for the home team in his fourth straight start for Leganes, Chukwueze got his La Liga debut and was rated Villarreal’s best player in a 1-1 draw against Levante.
Chukwueze, who also played the duration against Moses Simon’s team, has been called up by Rohr for the first time since representing Nigeria at under-17 and under-20 levels, but he is already getting plaudits from the gaffer.
Rohr stated: “Chukwueze has a good left foot, is quick, and can deliver and score.
“We need a player like him to give us balance in attack and he can also play through the middle.”
Rohr added about Omeruo: “I was really impressed with his performance, playing against a team like Atletico Madrid.
“He was able stay focused and consistent, that shows his great quality as a defender.
“His performance is good for the Super Eagles as well as his club. We hope he continues in that manner.
He will give a stiffer competition in the Eagles.”