Tremendous Eagles coach Rohr lacks class and has not achieved something – ex-Nigeria striker Ezeji
The German tactician criticized the absence of his key front men after his team failed to score in the two games against Cameroon
Former Nigerian international Victor Ezeji has beaten up Gernot Rohr, describing the German as a coach who failed to improve the Super Eagles in terms of their style of play and talent management.
Rohr recently helped the three-time Africa champion to qualify for the Africa Cup of 2022 in Cameroon after finishing third at the 2019 tournament in Egypt.
Despite the team's success, the former Enyimba striker said the tactician – who has been at the helm since 2016 – hadn't influenced the Super Eagles with any particular style of football and lacked the class to coordinate the players.
Ezeji expressed frustration after Rohr's men failed to score in their two friendly matches against Cameroon. They suffered a 1-0 loss to the Indomitable Lions last Friday before playing a goalless draw on Tuesday.
"I've never been a fan of Gernot Rohr, but the truth is, sometimes it's not even about the result and sometimes your team can play very well and lose, people might say they lost and there are prospects for the team" said Ezeji. told goal.
“But in the case of Gernot Rohr's team, they don't play very well and they don't win so people will definitely complain. We know our Super Eagles have a flair when they play, but that hasn't happened under him no matter how he wins his game.
“There's no flair in their game, I think he's done with the team if you ask me because he shows nothing, no class. We have the players, but I think what we're missing is who is coordinating them. "
In May last year, Rohr agreed on a two and a half year contract extension to remain as Super Eagles coach with the aim of leading the country to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and also winning the Afcon in 2022.
Ezeji argued that the former Bordeaux coach was unsuccessful in Nigeria, recalling how local coach Christian Chukwu led the country to third place at Afcon 2004 before Stephen Keshi's side triumphed in South Africa in 2013.
"I don't know what his contract looks like with the NFF, but personally I don't think he achieved anything because even our local coaches finished third at Afcon and we became the champions of the continent," he continued.
“In his own case, third place in the type of staff and abundance of talent we currently have in Nigeria is not enough at all, he should do better. As I said earlier, it's not about winning the cup, it's about playing good football and there are ways to do it.
"Remember Imamas [Amapakabo] boys' U23 game against Libya in Asaba [U23 Afcon qualification in March 2019]. with their performance, however, the guys got the result and progressed.
"We have to start seeing that kind of performance in our Super Eagles. Nobody now has any confidence that they will win, even if we play against market women. We have to have that confidence in our team and we have to have good football against any opponent being able to leave." . "