Coach Gernot Rohr was impressed with the display of Super Eagles against Argentina following the 4-2 victory over the former World Champions on Tuesday in Russia.
Rohr heaped praises the newcomers Brian Idowu and Francis Uzoho who played for Amkar Perm and Deportivo La Coruna respectively for their debut for the Super Eagles.
Both players were introduced into the game in the second half, Idowu replaced Chelsea loanee Ola Aina at the right back position while Uzoho replaced Daniel Akpeyi.
”Brian is a team newcomer, but he’s not the only one. We have three new players, and I would like to highlight our 19-year-old goalkeeper Uzoho. He played well,” Rohr said at the press conference attended by Sport-Express Russia.
”Such matches are specially designed so that we can evaluate new players in the team. We have three players who have a special relationship with Russia. There’s also Ahmed Musa and the captain of the team, he has a connection here through the family.
”Brian played well, scored a goal. His prospects depend on how he will perform at the club. His debut, I’m happy.
”On his position, we have other options, so who will play better will be on the team.”
With the introduction of the pair, the Super Eagles came out strong in the second half to give a spectacular performance that saw them score three goals to end the game with a 4-2 scoreline.