After guiding his side to a very impressive 4-0 thrashing of Cameroon, Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr has cautioned that more work need to be done for Nigeria to be in Russia for the 2018 World Cup.
Nigeria moved up to 9points, 7 above second-placed Cameroon in Group B of the World Cup qualifiers, after goals from Odion Ighalo, Mikel Obi, Victor Moses and Kelechi Iheanacho helped them to a convincing win against the African Champions.
Speaking in a post-match press conference, the Franco-German tactician, however, hailed the performance of his team and the tactics he deployed.
“Today (Friday), we saw a game that we wanted to play. We had a plan to win this game; against a very good team-Champions of Africa,” Rohr said.
“They (Cameroon) wanted to win and we knew there was a possibility for us to play counter-attacks; what they do normally. They were coming with four players forward, and we had a very good defensive organization. That was the base of this victory.
“The offensive animation was very intelligent. With our quick wingers, we gave them a lot of difficulties.
The win gives Nigeria a huge advantage in their bid to qualify for a 6th World Cup, and Rohr says the 3-time African Champions need at least two more points to realize that dream.
“We shouldn’t forget that it is not finished yet because we have only 9points, we need at least 11(points), I think.
“So let’s take another one or three points, if possible, in three days.”
Cameroon will host Nigeria in the reverse fixture in Yaounde on Monday, 4 September.
The other two teams in Group B; Zambia and Algeria (who have a point apiece), clash on Saturday.