Sport: Gernot Rohr has Re-organized Super Eagles to be a formidable team – Balogun

Gernot Rohr, Coach of the Super Eagles

Nigerian international Leon Balogun has spoken about his pride at playing for Nigeria and the Improvements Coach Gernot Rohr has brought to the Nigerian National team the super Eagles

The Mainz of Germany defender was speaking to the BBCs John Bennet in an interview on the BBCs World Service Podcast and bore his thoughts on Racism in German football, his pride playing for Nigeria and Coach Gernot Rohr

“It was amazing the first time I put on the Nigerian Jersey” Said to John Bennet

“I’m very proud playing for Nigeria of course”

“I’m proud to make my dad that kind of proud”

“I won’t say it’s payback it’s just a great feeling especially when you see how many people you’re representing like 170 million people”

“And Nigerians are just so crazy about football so just feels you with a lot of pride”

“That moment I wore the captains band for the first time was probably one of the proudest moments because I knew in that moment I realized with the captains band it was even more special”

Speaking on the Improvements in the Super eagles attributed to German coach Gernot Rohr Balogun said:

“I think he brought another kind of discipline not just into the team but also into the organization”

“Everybody knows in Africa they have a different mentality they take things a bit more easy”

Our coach is German and the Germans are famous for being very well organized so that’s what he brings into the team and into all the meetings”

“He is very detailed, he works a lot with video material”

“It’s the small details that makes things better”

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