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The Nigeria rounded off their preparations for the 2018 World Cup, with a 1-0 defeat to Czech Republic on Wednesday in Vienna, Austria.

Nigeria rounded off their preparations for the 2018 World Cup, with a 1-0 defeat to Czech Republic on Wednesday in Vienna, Austria.

It was the Super Eagles’ second loss in the space of four days, following England’s 2-1 victory at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

What are the four things we learnt from today’s game?

Nigeria rounded off their preparations for the 2018 World Cup, with a 1-0 defeat to Czech Republic on Wednesday in Vienna, Austria.

It was the Super Eagles’ second loss in the space of four days, following England’s 2-1 victory at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

What are the four things we learnt from today’s game?

1. Iwobi should be 10: On the evidence of the two matches against England and Czech Republic, it is very clear that Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi, is now the main creative hub of the team. Gernot Rohr should consider dropping John Mikel Obi back, to sit along with Wilfred Ndidi, while Iwobi orchestrates attack. Jay Jay Okocha’s nephew was a class apart today again, through the middle.

2. Second half FC: It is becoming worrying how the Super Eagles trot out in the first half. One day, it is as if they are not sure of the formation. On another, you feel they want to size up their opponents. Although Rohr always seem to tweak it at half time, one gets the feeling it might not work too well at a tournament as big as the World Cup.

3. Ebuehi over Abdullahi: If today’s starting XI was to give us a hint of how Nigeria will line up against Croatia on June 16, then we have to be worried about the right-back spot. Maybe it’s Ramadan. But Shehu Abdullahi didn’t impress. Things began to happen down that wing, when Tyronne Ebuehi came on. Again, it must be said that his foreign education, probably makes him a sueprior footballer.

Nigeria rounded off their preparations for the 2018 World Cup, with a 1-0 defeat to Czech Republic on Wednesday in Vienna, Austria.

It was the Super Eagles’ second loss in the space of four days, following England’s 2-1 victory at Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

What are the four things we learnt from today’s game?

1. Iwobi should be 10: On the evidence of the two matches against England and Czech Republic, it is very clear that Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi, is now the main creative hub of the team. Gernot Rohr should consider dropping John Mikel Obi back, to sit along with Wilfred Ndidi, while Iwobi orchestrates attack. Jay Jay Okocha’s nephew was a class apart today again, through the middle.

2. Second half FC: It is becoming worrying how the Super Eagles trot out in the first half. One day, it is as if they are not sure of the formation. On another, you feel they want to size up their opponents. Although Rohr always seem to tweak it at half time, one gets the feeling it might not work too well at a tournament as big as the World Cup.

3. Ebuehi over Abdullahi: If today’s starting XI was to give us a hint of how Nigeria will line up against Croatia on June 16, then we have to be worried about the right-back spot. Maybe it’s Ramadan. But Shehu Abdullahi didn’t impress. Things began to happen down that wing, when Tyronne Ebuehi came on. Again, it must be said that his foreign education, probably makes him a sueprior footballer.

4. Sort out the set-pieces: Rohr’s team has a serious problem with set-pieces. When they are given, it amounts to nothing. But when they concede, the defence is all over the place. For the third game running, the Eagles have allowed in a goal from a dead ball. That needs sorting before the Croatia fixture. One name: Mario Mandzukic.


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