Why Gernot Rohr’s Super Eagles are Special – Mikel Obi

Why Gernot Rohr’s Super Eagles are Special – Mikel ObiPhoto Credit: Pulse.ng

Super Eagles midfielder, Mikel Obi, has described the current squad as the best he has played with.

Mikel is the captain of Nigeria’s senior national team and will guide a young team to the FIFA 2018 World Cup thanks to German Manager, Gernot Rohr, who helped transformed the team through his “radical” style.


The tournament in Russia will be the second world cup appearance for Mikel, and the former Chelsea midfielder believes the team has the right mental attitude to exceed expectations.


“I have been in the national team since 2005 and I haven’t seen this discipline before. It is meetings, being on time, the training.


“Sometimes a player has the hump because he knows he is not going to make the team and, before in the national team, he just strolls around. Now, you have to train properly. If you don’t, you are leaving the camp. The coach has changed the whole mentality,” He told David Hytner [the Guardian Sport].


“The coach and myself, as captain, have tried to make these young players realise that we are a team, not individuals,” Mikel says. “If you don’t want to play together, you are welcome to leave. It’s amazing now to go to camp. You can feel the good feelings.

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