Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has laid emphasis on the need for the team to play as a collective unit, stating that there are no flashy individual players to influence games at will.
The 64-year-old named the likes of Austin Jay Jay Okocha, Victor Ikpeba, Victor Agali, and Kanu Nwankwo as heroes who have individually turned games around for the national team at various occasions in the past.
Rohr further stated that the current crop of players in the Super Eagles do not possess abundant unique qualities as it was with the legends. The coach however said that the Eagles are well organised to play ‘quality’ team football.
”We don’t have Kanu, Jay Jay Okocha, Ikpeba, Victor Agali, we have a team team who must win together, play quality football because not one player can make us win,” Rohr stated in an interview on Channels Television.
”This is the first thing that we decided for everybody to be attacking when we have the ball, everybody has to defend when we don’t have the ball.
”This quality kind of football brought us to the World Cup. When we get the ball, we have fast attacks, this kind of style is for me among our strengths.
”What I like about the team is the fighting spirit and the capacity to suffer together.”
The Super Eagles will kick off preparations for the impending World Cup on Tuesday, May 22 with warm-up games against DR Congo, England and Czech Republic also lined up to get them ready for the global competition.