Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has expressed satisfaction with the performance of the Nigerian team against Ukraine in Tuesday’s international friendly at the Dnipro Arena.
Rohr explained that both the Yellow Men and Super Eagles played “quality football.”
The coach said his side were not determined to win the friendly at all cost, adding that Ukraine has a good team.
He said, “We saw a great match. Both teams played quality football. We dominated the first half, but Ukraine played at home, so the result is natural. After the break, they did much better.
“Would I like to win Ukraine’s national team in an official tournament? No. This team is ranked 24th in the FIFA rankings, leading the way in its Euro-2020 qualifying group and is likely to reach the finals of the continent. ”
Eagles came close to bringing down Ukraine in Dnipro o before suffering loss of concentration for a 2-2 draw.
Debutant Joseph Ayodele-Aribo put the seal on a frenetic beginning at the 31,000-capacity venue when he cleverly utilised a cross by Alex Iwobi.
Osimhen lashed into the far corner from the penalty kick spot to put the Eagles goals up.
Oleksandr Zinchenko and Yaremchuk scored one goal each for the home team.