Former Super Eagles winger Finidi George has urged the team to adopt the Chelsea formation ahead of the opening match with Croatia at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on Saturday night.
The former Real Betis, Ajax and Ipswich Town star was speaking about the Super Eagles and possible formation while he was on Channels Television.
He said: “It depends on what formation they want to play. If they want to play a triangular midfield, Mikel should be directly playing in front of the back four, Ndidi playing on the left side and Victor Moses playing on the right side.”
”If they are playing the diamond formation, somebody playing in front of Moses and Ndidi, and try to make sure we make use of the fullbacks.” He added.
On the best formation for the Super Eagles, Finidi George stated that: ”I will go for the Chelsea formation, the 1-3-5-2, two wide players, three players in midfield.”
On the best approach to adopt against. Croatia, he said: “We have to play as a unit, we are not doing that now. When they go in the attack, it takes them too long to get back, if you don’t do that you will always have a lot of space in the middle and you don’t want to do that against Croatia with Modric, Kovačić and Rakitić.”
”These guys are playing top football, you just have to make sure you have good grip of the midfield, with that we have a chance.” He concluded.