Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has come out to say that it is difficult for his team to win the 2021 AFCON because Nigeria will not have the best team on the continent.
Rohr simply revealed that even if Nigeria finished 3rd in the latest AFCON, accomplishing the new target of winning the competition might be very tough.
According to him, every country going for the tournament would want to win it, but the victorious team must have what it takes to defeat its rivals and become champions.
He, however, added that it is great to have these milestones and ambitions since they make the squad and coach work harder for succes.
His words, “When you go to a tournament it is to win it,”
“We finished third in the last one, and everybody wants to progress. But we know also that it is very difficult to win this tournament because we are not number one in Africa.
“But it is good to have these milestones and ambition.”
“My contract all the time is a risk because it is finished when we are eliminated from a competition – whether the Afcon or World Cup,”
“I took the risk already when I arrived, and it is still the same. But I am very optimistic, because now we have a team which is playing good football and I have confidence in my players.”