‘I Prefer To Concede First Then Win’- Nigeria Coach Gernot Rohr Speaks Out

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Gernot Rohr is content with the Super Eagles conceding first as long as victory is ultimately achieved.

The German handler expressed his point of view after Nigeria’s 4-2 defeat of Lesotho in Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.

Like it happened against Benin Republic, the Crocodiles drew first blood with Nkoto Masoabi heading past Daniel Akpeyi.

However, Nigeria bounced back to secure victory with Lille’s Victor Osimhen grabbing a second-half brace.

In his press conference with the media, coach Rohr saw only the positives whenever his side conceded first.

“Some matches, you score the first goal and in some matches you concede first,” he said.

“We scored first against Brazil and Ukraine but we didn’t win, so I prefer to concede first and win the match.

“This has proven that my players have a good spirit because they never give up.

“They continue to play well and do not panic. We have a very young team and what I like is the enthusiasm to play football.”



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