Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has come out to reveal how his players intend to stop Mohamed Salah at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations. He recently revealed that facing Egypt will definitely be a tough challenge for Nigeria.
According to him, he expects his team to defend collectively against Egypt and he believes his defenders will be able to cope against Salah.
Rohr added that the group will be a very tough one at the AFCON and he hopes his players will be able to win their first two games.
His words, “It is a big challenge to play against Egypt in the first game and a player like Mohamed Salah.”
“It is a big challenge for all our defence and also for all our team. We will defend collectively against him of course, and we are growing together since a few years now and I believe our defence is able to be efficient against such a fantastic player.”
“We have a tough group. Egypt, everybody knows and everybody wanted to avoid. But they are with us, it is okay.”
“Sudan also. They have a French coach, a friend of mine, who did a good job since he arrived there, coming out from a difficult group. Also, Guinea Bissau is not easy.”
“I would like to win against the first two teams, and then I can bring in the third game, as I did in the last Afcon, the substitutes, and give rest to our starting players from the first two matches.”
“If we win the first two matches it is not a problem, we are qualified and then we can change our team. But of course, nobody will be underrated, and we are not afraid of anybody.”
“I think that the most important is to start well the competition. We will be very, very well prepared. We need to be ready for this first match against Egypt in Garoua.”
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