Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr was left unimpressed by Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi’s performance for the Eagles against Serbia.
The Eagles after beating Poland 1-0 in an efficient performance, were beaten 2-0 by a patient and ruthless Serbian team.
In that game, Rohr felt that the Arsenal’s forward’s performance was a bit too individual for his liking and that he prefers a team-based game.
Speaking after the game, the vastly experienced coach said; “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.”
He wasn’t always critical though and he praised Iwobi’s attributes, “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 Super Eagles will face 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 travelling for the showpiece tournament in Russia which kicks off on the 14th of June.