After their 1-0 victory in a tight AFCON clash, Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has admitted that the game was hard for Nigeria.
Burundi held Nigeria till the 77th minute after a cool strike from former Watford striker, Odion Ighalo.
When the game was finished, Gernot Rohr said Burundi really made his team suffer.
His words, “It was a very difficult match for us because this team of Burundi is very organized. Olivier – the coach, I know him very well and he has a lot of experience,
They also qualified from a tough group that has Gabon, Mali and they come through. We saw the games, they were unbeaten in the qualifiers.
“It was not easy, especially very difficult to score the first goal. If the first goal is not coming quickly, you suffer and you have to work hard to score and to win the matches
“The Nigerian supporters are happy that we won the match, and it’s good to win the first match, it’s never easy,
“The second match will also be difficult against a wonderful team of Guinea, and the third one, Madagascar, is nothing to lose. We will try to give our best and I think it’s good to start slowly and we come higher and higher.”
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