Eagles Begin Tactical Training With Emphasis On Defending Set Piece


The Super Eagles of Nigeria arrived at their closed camp in Austria as part of their preparations for the World Cup 2018 in Russia which starts on the 14th of June.

The team will focus more on defence as coach Gernot Rohr is unhappy with their failure to keep clean sheet in their last three friendly games namely the 0-2 loss to Serbia , 1-1 draw against Congo Dr before the recent 1-2 loss to England.

Drills on the defence line will be centered on how to defend in set piece situation as England exploited their inability to defend high balls into the balls on Saturday, particularly for the goal scored by Gary Cahill.

The duo of Leon Balogun and William Troost-Ekong who are the preferred choice of Rohr in central defence will be heavily involved with the full backs also expected to take part with drill and on cutting out crosses.

For now defence will be the area of concentration for the technical crew where they will be hoping to see some improvements when the Eagles take on Czech Republic on Wednesday in another friendly game.


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