Gernot Rohr Reveals What Made The Difference Against Zambia

 

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is not resting on his oars after the team clinched a ticket for the 2018 World Cup with victory over Zambia on Saturday.

At a rocking Godswill Akpabio Stadium, Uyo, substitute Alex Iwobi struck deep into second-half to bury the Chipolopolo and ensure the Eagles will represent Africa at the global football showpiece in Russia.

And Rohr, who admitted that the Zambia clash was a stern test for his side, said the main business at hand is to prepare for a decent outing in Russia, Goal writes.

“It was a very difficult game and we didn’t underrate this team because we saw on video what they did to Algeria two times and against Cameroon,” the German tactician said in a post-match interview.

“We knew it would be a very tough game and they gave us a chase. We didn’t want to concede a goal and we were lucky to get the goal which took us to Russia.

“Starting with Simon Moses and bringing in Alex Iwobi was not easy for us but that made the difference.

“In five games, we have four victories and one draw – a result I didn’t believe because of the teams in this group.

“It is not finished because the most difficult will be to prepare for a good outing at the World Cup.”

Nigeria became the first African team to book a spot at the Mundial, with the likes of Tunisia and Morocco well poised to join them.

“It was a very difficult game and we didn’t underrate this team because we saw on video what they did to Algeria two times and against Cameroon,” the German tactician said in a post-match interview.

“We knew it would be a very tough game and they gave us a chase. We didn’t want to concede a goal and we were lucky to get the goal which took us to Russia.

“Starting with Simon Moses and bringing in Alex Iwobi was not easy for us but that made the difference.

“In five games, we have four victories and one draw – a result I didn’t believe because of the teams in this group.

“It is not finished because the most difficult will be to prepare for a good outing at the World Cup.”

Nigeria became the first African team to book a spot at the Mundial, with the likes of Tunisia and Morocco well poised to join them.

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