Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr has promised that the Nigerian team will play better this Saturday against England, than they did versus DR Congo on Monday, because they will have a better pitch on which to display their qualities.
While also acknowledging that the return of team captain, John Mikel Obi to the starting line-up and availability of Chelsea right-wing-back, Victor Moses would also beef up the squad’s impact, Rohr enthused that his wards will excel on the lush surface of Wembley Stadium, London.
One of the adverse talking points of Monday’s 1-1 draw with DR Congo was the poor turf at Adokiye Amasiamaka Stadium, Port Harcourt, which many observers felt affected the Eagles’ rhythm.
Though Rohr refrained from crossing issues over the poor pitch in The Garden City, the Franco-German gaffer has expressed optimism that it would be a better outing for the Eagles against England, due to a smoother terrain for them to display their skills.
Rohr said:: “The game against England will be a totally different game from the one against Congo DR.
“First, we will be playing at the Wembley Stadium which has one of the best pitches for football.
“Secondly, we expect to have our captain Mikel Obi, Odion Ighalo and, hopefully, Wilfred Ndidi, back for the game.
“So we can really play as offensively as we always want to play. It will be a good match, I’m sure.”