Rohr’s Eagles are ‘average’ — Adepoju
By Sab Osuji
Mutiu Adepoju has labelled Super Eagles as an ‘average’ team following their no win show in the two October international friendly games against Fennes of Algeria and Carthage Eagles of Tunisia respectively, Orient Sports reports.
The slumped to a 1-0 defeat to the reigning African Champions, Algeria, on Thursday, October 9.
Four days later, the three time African Champions settled for a one all draw with Tunisia at the same Jacques Lemans Arena, Austria, to cap up a disappointing two match FIFA international window.
Now, Adepoju, who is called ‘Head Master’ has voiced his displeasure with the results harvested by Coach Rohr’s men in the two games and quickly described their performances in the games as ‘average’.
“I didn’t watch the entire game against Tunisia because the rain affected the live telecast of the match”, responds the former Racing Santander forward when Orient Sports called him up.
“But generally, I watched a substantial part of the game.
“However, I would say it was not a bright performance by the Super Eagles on the night.
“Coming from a (1-0) defeat by Algeria few (four) days earlier, one had to expect a better performance in terms of result.
“Going into the two friendly games, Super Eagles were rated in the FIFA ranking even though that wasn’t a clear measure of strength and quality.
“It has to do with results of games you played within a specific time. If you win, you move up in the ranking.
“And if you don’t win, you come down. So given the fact that they lost one and drew one, scoring only once and conversing twice, I would not give them a pass mark.
“And I won’t also crucify them as failures, no. But in my opinion, I can say they were just average in the two games”.