2019 AFCON: Gernot Rohr reveals why Cameroon scored two goals against Nigeria, singles out three players

2019 AFCON: Gernot Rohr reveals why Cameroon scored two goals against Nigeria, singles out three players

Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr has revealed why his side conceded two goals against Cameroon in the round of 16 of the African Cup of Nations yesterday.

The German blamed lack of concentration for the goals scored by the defending champions.

The Super Eagles won the match 3-2 at the final whistle.

Rohr also singled out midfielders Wilfred Ndidi, Oghenekaro Etebo and Alex Iwobi – for praise for their efforts in the second half that eventually turned the game around.

”Just after the Madagascar match we had some few days, we didn’t want to lose this match, we wanted to finish first in the group and avoid a team like Cameroon, we could not,” Rohr said at the post-match press conference attended.

”We wanted to give competition to some of our players and I am very happy with the players that lost to Madagascar but could not participate today.

”This victory was a difficult match, everybody knows Cameroon have a very good team, we dominated in the beginning, scored a good goal and then in the end of the first half there was a lack of concentration and Cameroon got their goals.

”In the second half, we tried to have a better organization in the midfield and also to believe still in the victory, players were disappointed at half-time but my young team did not give up and continued to fight.

”We had better organization in the midfield in the second half, I must say that we had two days more to prepare for the match, towards the end of the second half we had a little bit more fitness than them.

”Congratulations to the Cameroon team, to have a good football match you need two good teams.”

Source: Daily Post Nigeria

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