Nigeria 1-0 Poland: 5 things we learnt in Super Eagles win - FCNaija

Super Eagles By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 24/03/2018

Poland vs Nigeria: Double celebration for Troost-Ekong - FCNaija

Nigeria defeated Poland 1-0 in an international friendly played at the Municipal Stadium in Wroclaw on Friday night.

Chelsea star Victor Moses, scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot in the 61st minute as Robert Lewandowski and his Polish teammates were frustrated by the Super Eagles.

The Super Eagles will now take on Serbia at Hive Stadium, London Tuesday as they continue their pre-World Cup friendly.

Here are five things we learnt from Nigeria victory over Poland.

1, Goalkeeping situation  

Francis Uzoho was also lucky to finish the game with a clean sheet as the Deportivo La Coruna stopper looks shaky at times and his positioning was questionable.

The 19-year-old showed promise with a couple of decent saves and should be given more game time to build on his confidence because of he better than the rest of the Keepers we have at the moment except Vincent Enyema could be recalled to the national team.

Gernot Rohr has to surely look at more experienced stoppers heading for the World Cup.

2, Midfielder is a problem without Mikel 

One man whose presence was clearly missed in Wracrow was John Obi Mikel not only for in his inspirational leadership on and off the pitch but the calm passing he brings in midfield were missing as the Super Eagles failed to take control of the game. 

Joel Obi was hard working in midfield but he didn’t have the composure to retain possession while Kelechi Iheanacho who played as the team’s link between the middle and forwards was too close to goal to dictate play.

The transition from defence to attack was non-existent some and Super Eagles were out of sorts and barely strung together five passes at any time. Thankfully, he will be back for the Serbia match.

3 Solid Oyinbo wall impenetrable 

The Oyinbo wall looks solid once again as the stop one of the best strikers in world football of Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski, the Super Eagles central defence pairing of Leon Balogun and William Troost-Ekong was impressive again.

Although Lewandowski troubled them, running free from their high line on a couple of occasions, the two defenders combined well to nullify the threat of the Polish all-time goalscorer.

4, Gernot Rohr 4-4-1-1 formation

Rohr’s starting formation for the game was 4-4-1-1 because the system appeared to inhibit his best players and left the team at the mercy of the rampaging hosts.

The German tactician, however, tweaked it in the second half to a 4-3-3 variant. It was only when his team got a foothold in the encounter.

5, Moses is still Super Eagles most dangerous player

Victor Moses still the most dangerous player as the Chelsea wing-back scored the only goal of the match even he did not make much impact in the encounter 

Moses tried and tried until he got the penalty from which he scored from the spot and was still Super Eagles most dangerous and adventurous player.
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