The German tactician was delighted with the way his side showed spirit to claim a comeback 2-1 win over Benin on Wednesday evening at the Akwa Ibom Stadium in Uyo.
Stephanie Sessegnon scored barely two minutes into the encounter and the Squirrels maintained that lead until moments before the break when Victor Osimhen fired in a penalty kick won by defender Ola Aina.
With the equalizer secured, the Super Eagles cranked the pressure level up until a winner surfaced courtesy of a solo goal from Samuel Kalu.
Gernot Rohr could not hide his pleasure after a pleasing win over a stubborn opponent.
“Benin Republic are good team, we knew what they did in the Afcon but our attitude was good,” Rohr said in a press conference.
“I’m happy with the result, to come back and win. Good to see competitions among the players.”
Rohr did not fail to appreciate the support given to his team by the Akwa Ibom fans throughout the encounter despite his team being behind for half of it.
“We are good everywhere in Nigeria, we had good hospitality in Asaba. But it feels good to be back in Uyo,” he added.
The Super Eagles jumped to the top of Group L with three points from one game after Lesotho and Sierra Leone played out a 1-1 draw at the Siaka Stevens Stadium.
Nigeria next travel to the Setsoto Stadium to face the Crocodiles of Lesotho in their second match in the qualifiers on Sunday.