Gernot Rohr has expressed confidence that the calibre of Super Eagles players currently in camp will do a good job on Liberia in Friday’s 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier at the Teslim Balogun Stadium.
The Eagles will kick-off their qualification journey for next year’s World Cup in Qatar when they host the Lone Stars.
The three-time African champions will also face Cape Verde and Central Africa Republic in Group C for the sole ticket into the play-off.
And speaking in a short interview with media officer of the Eagles Babafemi Raji from their Eko Hotel Lagos camp, Rohr expressed optimism that his players will be ready for the clash.
“Concerning the shape of the players, we judge based on the games at their clubs,” the German coach said. “We monitored some of them this weekend and most of them did well in their clubs, some could not play so much, there was a red card for Osimhen and we have small injuries but not serious.
“So the group we have will be able to do a good job and be ready for this very important match of the World Cup qualifiers on Friday.”
On how the first training session went, he said:”The light workout was okay. We had players who travelled, played games and were a bit tired so we wanted to do something fun with good football technique so we have the new balls from FIFA which is a little bit different since we had to feel the balls.
“The session was to start in the gym then we had to go out and continue with the exercise.”