Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr just can’t stop reiterating that players from the Nigeria Professional Football League [NPFL] will always find it difficult to make his squad because they are not good enough.
The Franco-German tactician signed a new two-year deal a few weeks ago, and in the conditions of his new agreement, Rohr was tasked with the responsibility of nurturing players from the domestic league.
Rohr has received criticism from some section of the media over his decision to sideline NPFL players from his team.
While it was hoped that the new condition in his extended contract would give local league players more opportunities, the former Bordeaux manager has hinted that it won’t be the case, saying NPFL players are not good enough.
In an interview with Mannheimer Morgen, Rohr revealed it’s difficult to play NPFL players because their foreign-based counterparts are better.
The German added that even if there are good players in the local league, they don’t stay long enough before moving to Europe.
When asked why he does not pick enough players from the local league, the 66-year-old said: “Because they are not good enough and because I have better ones. There are so many good players in Europe.”
“I have invited more than 20 local players since 2016. If they are good, sooner or later they’ll all end up in Europe,” he added.