Uplifted by their win against Bubista’s Blue Sharks, the German tactician expressed his team’s desire to keep winning
Nigeria want to keep winning, according to coach Gernot Rohr after the Super Eagles defeat on Tuesday night.
With a flawed performance by the Blue Sharks, they surrendered their lead before crumbling 2-1 to the three-time African champion.
Thanks to the victory in Mindelo, the West Africans now boast six points from two matches to improve their chances of qualifying for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
Addressing the media, the German tactician acknowledged that subduing their armies was not an easy task. Nevertheless, he set his eye on continuing their impeccable series.
“It was a very difficult game for us because Cape Verde is a very good team, we played on a synthetic field and we had to choose a new team after the first game against Liberia,” Rohr told media .
‘It was not easy to pick another team in three days, but in Nigeria we have players all over the world, as you can see.
“We are happy to win, because it’s not easy when you concede the first goal, and if you play away with other conditions, it’s not easy to come back against a good team.
‘For the second goal we scored well and the defender wanted to pass his goalkeeper, and we took advantage of that. We want to keep winning our games and playing well. ”
Rohr also gave his opinion on the performances of debutants Innocent Bonke and Michael Kingsley against Bubista’s side.
“Bonke and Kingsley played their first game with us, you know Bonke did very well at his club, Malmö, as they qualified for the Champions League, so we already had him on our scout list and the opportunity came when we all our midfielders have lost, “he continued.
“Kingsley, who is also a starting player at Bologna. They did very well. At the start of the game we missed the harmony in midfield because it was the first time but they did the job very well.
“And I think they played very well in a professional way and in a friendly spirit.”