Super Eagles coach slams Iwobi as Mikel and Ekong make team vow

Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr has slammed Alex Iwobi’s performance in the Super Eagles’ 2-0 defeat to a disciplined Serbia in a pre-World Cup preparatory affair in London on Tuesday, criticizing the Arsenal forward for showboating in the encounter. Iwobi’s goal-bound volley was blocked by veteran defender Aleksandar Kolarov, who swapped Manchester City for Roma last year.

The 21-year-old’s showmanship slowed down Nigeria’s attack after dropping into a midfield role in the second half. He said that Iwobi at a point was a little too much individually and wanted to make a show, stressing that the team prefer collective football.” Meanwhile, Nigeria captain Mikel Obi and defender William Troost-Ekong say they have put the London defeat behind them and focused on Nigeria’s future games.