Gernot Rohr who happens to be the official head coach of the Super Eagles, has revealed what he thinks is the reason his side failed to defeat Ukrain in their last friendly match after leading by 2 goals to nothing. The game which was held on the night of Tuesday the 10th of September in Ukrain ended 2-2 draw after the home side gained advantage of coming back from 2 goals down.
Goals was scored by Joe Aribo and Victor Osimhen for Nigeria while Oleksandr Zinchenko and Roman Yaremchuk recorded theirs for Ukrain plaid at the Dnipro Arena stadium.
After giving Nigerians the hearth break, Rohr has has come out to state that the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, bronze winners drew against Andriy Shevchenko’s side because the host nation played much better in the second-half.
He also said that Shevchenko’s side are likely to reach the Euro 2020 finals when the competition kicks off in June next year. Read his words below:
“We saw a great match. Both teams played quality football. We dominated the first half, but Ukraine played at home, so the result is natural. After the break, they did much better,” Rohr told reporters after the game.
“Would I like to win Ukraine’s national team in an official tournament? No. This team is ranked 24th in the FIFA rankings, leading the way in its Euro-2020 qualifying group and is likely to reach the finals of the continent.”