Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has backed Arsenal striker Alex Iwobi to help his side get the winning goals against Zambia in the 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifier today.
Iwobi has been impressive for the Gunners this season after breaking into Arsene Wenger’s first team.
And the Super Eagles handler is confident the 20-year-old will inspire the team to victory against the Chipolopolo.
“Of course, Iwobi was injured the last time and couldn’t play against Tanzania,” Rhor said during a press conference.
“So naturally he is here. Everybody knows that he is a good player. I hope his integration into the team will make our first team in Ndola.
“The training was good and we tried to help bring him into the team. We analyzed our own game, so he knows how we played in Uyo and we cannot change so much tactically because the time is short.
“To change we have other system of strategies because it will be the same style in Zambia. I count a lot on him that he can help us win the game.
“Because we must have a good striker and a good attack and we must have good quality players and have who can score.
“The problem in Uyo is that we could not score, we have 27 shots on goal but we could score only one,” he concluded.
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