Gernot Rohr says Valentine Ozornwafor has proved doubters improper following his spectacular efficiency within the Tremendous Eagles goalless draw in opposition to Cameroon, of their second pleasant in Austria on Tuesday.
Ozornwafor made his first begin for the Eagles after changing the injured William Troost-Ekong and put up a commendable show.
There have been query marks regarding his invitation for the friendlies as a result of restricted variety of video games he performed for his membership final season.
And Rohr has showered plaudits on the defender, stating he has proven he belong within the Eagles crew.
“We had an issue within the protection so for the primary time we performed Valentine,” Rohr advised Tremendous Eagles media. “He did very nicely and we completed the match with Simon who’s a winger enjoying left-back and we didn’t concede a purpose.
“I’m very completely happy for Valentine as a result of lots of people didn’t perceive why he was with us. He confirmed immediately the explanation why he can play with us, he did very nicely in central protection.
“Like I mentioned earlier than, the end result shouldn’t be an important, what’s essential is to check some gamers and see new faces which was the case once more immediately. We didn’t need to concede a purpose we needed to attain however we couldn’t and once we are lacking gamers like Osimhen, Aribo, Chukwueze, Kalu, Henry, it’s not straightforward.
“However they (gamers) did nicely, we had numerous probabilities on this two video games we couldn’t rating however the match immediately was attention-grabbing. It was the final match of the season for lots of the gamers, they got here in the course of the vacations to work exhausting for 10 days with us and the fruits of the work will come and I believe we will likely be prepared in September for the World Cup qualifiers in opposition to Liberia and Cape Verde.“
And on why Francis Uzoho, who was to be in purpose in opposition to Cameroon missed the sport, Rohr mentioned:
“Uzoho didn’t function in opposition to Cameroon as a result of he was injured. He got here this morning with a painful leg and advised me coach I can not make it.
“Like Olayinka who was to begin however in yesterday’s coaching he was injured which isn’t a giant one however we don’t need to take any danger as a result of I don’t need any participant to go on holidays or again to their golf equipment with damage.“