Rohr Names The Three Super Eagles Players Who Can Be Deployed In Mikel's Playmaker Position
Published: February 11, 2019
Rohr Names The Three Super Eagles Players Who Can Be Deployed In Mikel's Playmaker PositionGernot Rohr has dismissed suggestions that the Super Eagles are lacking a natural number ten in the the center of the pitch ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with the international future of Obi Mikel up in the air.

The German football tactician has stressed that he is not searching for a playmaker and has identified three players who can replace the Chelsea hero if he is not available for selection.

''I am not worried about it because we have a lot of players who can be natural playmakers,'' Rohr told TV Continental. 

''You know we have players like Etebo who can be a playmaker, he can also be a good defensive midfielder.

''We have Alex Iwobi who played in this position and did very well in Johannesburg, we have Ahmed Musa who is coming in from the left side and can give good balls and score himself.''

The Super Eagles manager added : ''You know that it is not necessary to have this position of number ten in modern football

''Everybody must be able to make the play, to be a playmaker even the defensive midfielders or even the defenders have to give good balls and to construct the game.

''Perhaps our captain Obi Mikel, if he is fit again, will try to come back to this position. We have to watch what they are doing in their clubs and then we can take our decisions.''

Nigeria's first international match in 2019 is a meaningless AFCON qualifier against Seychelles on March 23, before a friendly against Egypt three days later .

Ifeanyi Emmanuel

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