Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr spoke to the media ahead of his side’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Group B encounter against the the Syli Nationale of Guinea. Adeboye Amosu monitored the press conference for Completesports.com…
On Super Eagles – Guinea Clash
We have three points already and another three points will put us in a good position to qualify. I have few injury problems with the fullbacks. Shehu Abdullahi and Jamilu Collins are out. Samuel Kalu is fit and I must commend CAF for their support.
We are ready and are in a positive situation. We want to stay on top and we are motivated to win because we can then qualify. This match is our most difficult because Guinea have a lot of very good players. The pressure is on
Rohr On His Tactics For The Game Against Syli Nationale
We are putting a good plan to help us qualify so that we can give some game time to other players against Madagascar on Sunday. A draw isn’t bad but we prefer the three points. We are ready for our opposition.
Thoughts On The Guinea Team
Guinea are a very good team who are capable of winning against us. We know that tomorrow’s match will be very hard, but we’ll try our best to win and we can make it. It’s going to be hard, but we can do it.
Rohr On Who Starts In Goal For The Super Eagles Against Guinea …
Akpeyi started as number one against Burundi because Ezenwa had an injury in camp in Asaba and he (Akpeyi) did well in the friendlies. Uzoho is Number three .
Now that Ezenwa is back, we have a tough decision to make ahead of the game. Akpeyi performed well against Madagascar.
On The Fitness Situation Of Super Eagles’ Players
Ahmed Musa is fit to play and we are happy that the players are coming back to provide more competition. Players have come in and have done well. It shows that we are mentally strong.
Update On Jamilu Collins’ Injury
Jamilu got injured here, but the injury isn’t too serious and he should be fit to play on Sunday (against Madagascar). Shehu’s injury is a bit more serious and will keep him out for a longer period.
On John Mikel Obi’s Best Position
We have options like in the first game with Iwobi playing in the middle and Ahmed Musa from the flanks. John Ogu is fit again, so we have options to try different formations. We can bring in fresh players from the bench to give us an advantage.Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.