Under fire Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr is certain that the national team will redeem its image in today’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra-Leone.
In his reaction to the anger generated by the 4-4 draw in Benin City, Rohr said “Everybody is determined, everybody is vexed, nobody slept,” Rohr said in an interview published on the Super Eagles YouTube channel.
“So we are doing everything in training and in the meeting, we will do, we will see again everything in the video, speak about the mistakes and I’m sure they will react because I know my team, I know what we can do, they showed it in the first half.
If we can maintain the energy for the second half we can do it I know it’s a good team. I think at half-time they believed it’s finished but it was not finished. It is a good lesson to everybody, to the staff, to the players and we have to react.
“I can promise you that we will react, if they will be lucky or not I cannot promise you but they will fight and go there to win the match.”
Rohr said he understands the angry reaction of football fans following the draw in the first-leg, stating it was an unacceptable result.
“If they say they are vexed about the match and the result they are right,” he said. “We are all vexed about it, we cannot accept such result especially when you lead 4-0 and you are 4-1 up at half-time. The first half was one of the best we have had together, so what happened that the team collapsed in the second half? We are now trying to analyse.”