Ex international, Victor Ikpeba has defended Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr for the changes he made in the team’s 2-2 draw against Ukraine in an international friendly match.
The former Monaco striker and Olympic gold medalist stated this in a Monday Night Football Show on Supersports that was monitored by Soccernet.ng.
He criticized those faulting Rohr’s tactical changes against Ukraine and said that the result of the game shouldn’t be used as a yardstick to judge the German tactician.
“It’s a friendly game and there is no much motivation to win this game. No one will take this performance from Gernot Rohr. This is just a game to test new players and see no reason why we should be criticizing the coach or players for allowing Ukraine equalize.
“Rohr has the right to make those changes regardless of the outcome of the results. The fact that we didn’t win the game doesn’t mean that the Rohr was not good. Making those changes was not wrong and I believe his game management shouldn’t be criticized. I am satisfied with the performance of the game. Rohr has done a good job with the team and we should credit him despite failing to win the game.