By Peretine Ikenebomeh
Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has maintained that he is solely responsible for picking his players for the team’s matches.
Rohr while featuring on Channels Television’s Sports This Morning, said he meticulously looks at players before inviting them to feature for the three-time African champions.
“It is not a part of my contract to take players who are not so good,” the former Niger Republic coach said. “I can choose my players myself. It is the most important [thing]. So, nobody can tell me ‘You have to pick this one or that one.’”
He however added that he picked players after consultation with his technical crew, insisting that the best footballers will always be picked for matches irrespective of where they ply their trade.
“I can take the best players and I don’t do it alone,” he added. “We have a team and our staff.
“I have my assistant, I have my analyzer; each Monday we have our meetings and we speak about the games played at the weekend and what our players did. We have to take the best ones no matter where they are coming from.”
Rohr was last week handed another two-year contract by the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF).
Rohr was appointed the Nigeria’s coach in 2016 and has led the Eagles to a third-place finish at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt after Nigeria had missed out on the last two editions of the continental showpiece in 2015 and 2017.