Coach Gernot Rohr has slammed Alex Iwobi ’s performance in the Super Eagles’ 2 – 0 defeat to Serbia in an Intl friendly on Tuesday, criticising the Arsenal forward for showboating in the encounter.
Nigeria , who defeated Poland 1 – 0 in a friendly in Wroclaw on Friday by Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic , who scored the two second – half goals for his Russia 2018 World Cup – bound side.
With us all the time he ’s very good, already in Poland (where Nigeria won 1 – 0 ) and he was fantastic ,” Rohr was quoted by Standard Sport as saying on Wednesday.
“ Perhaps some times (he did) a little too much individually, he wanted to make a show. We prefer collective football .”
The 64- year- old former Gabon coach added , “ But when he can eliminate his opponent it ’s very good (for us). He ’ s with us all the time in confidence . He ’s free when he has the ball.
“ I don’ t know what the tactical options of Arsene Wenger are when he ’s with Arsenal but with us he ’s free offensively and he can show all his qualities.”
The Eagles take on Congo in Abuja or Uyo on May 28, travel to London to face England at Wembley on June 2 and Czech Republic on June 6 before the World Cup kicks off on June 14.