Nigerian Coach Genoit Rohr was impressed with the outcome of the friendly match with Senegal in London. In his post-match press conference inside the bowels of the Hive Stadium he spoke on a wide range of questions arising from the match.
“We chose to play Senegal because of their physicality as we will be playing Cameroon in our next qualifiers. It was great to see how our players stood up to the challenge of playing teams like these. I was happy with them in that respect”.
On the subject of Cameroon who are now African Champions and whether that factor changes the dynamics going into that qualifier “most definitely” Rohr said. Predict today’s World cup qualifiers Matches on NaijaBet.com and Win Big
“Now they have more confidence. They have players who have the belief that being champions brings but we know that if we are to win in Cameroon it will give us a great chance of being at the World Cup”.
Rohr also provided updates on the state of Ogenyi Onazi who was taken off injured.“We will have a scan tomorrow (today) and determine the extent of the injury but it was a bad clash but we are happy how he is for now”.
The coach praised his players’ attitude and commitment “considering that we played one of the best sides in Africa at the moment and who have been together in competitive matches only 6 weeks ago while we haven’t played for four months”.
He was a bit worried about the lack of game time for most of his players at their clubs currently “most of my players are not playing regularly at the moment at their clubs which was why they were slow to get into the game after the kick off buy they later flowed into it. I believe that the performance will even be better against Burkina Faso” he concluded.