Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has bared his mind on why he thinks the national team need the services of left-footed players.
In an interview with OmaSports, the coach stated that the addition of Torino midfielder Joel Obi to the squad was crucial as the team needed left-footers in the line-up.
Kelechi Iheanacho, who has been a regular in the team for two successive years now, was also praised by the Franco-German for his attitude and hunger for goals. Being another left-footed player, Rohr explained the 21-year-old’s indispensability in the team.
”I know my players, Kelechi is running so much and fighting for his starting place, it is very important that we have this competition, he is a left footer and we don’t have so many left footers,” Rohr said.
”We also tried Joel Obi for the first time since I have been the coach of the Super Eagles.
”He is a left footer, we need some left footers in the team and he did well, Iheanacho also, he is fighting and pressing hard, he is able to score.”
Rohr’s statement on Obi’s performance in the Eagles game against Poland could connote the 26-year-old is in line to get another squad invitation for their impending friendly against DR Congo in May.