Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has admitted that his team lacks good cutting edge in attack and must find ways of breaking the opponents down after their timid display in Sunday’s shocking 2-0 loss to Madagascar, reports Completesports.com.
The Super Eagles have struggled to find the back of the net in recent outings despite the presence of top quality strikers in the team.
The West Africans failed to register a goal in their two pre-AFCON friendlies against the Warriors of Zimbabwe and Teranga Lions of Senegal.
Rohr’s charges only scored two goals in their opening two group games against Burundi and Guinea.
Against debutants Madagascar on Sunday they managed only one shot on target and generally failed to trouble their opponents’ defence.
The German admits his team struggles in front of goal and claims they have to find solution to the problem in training.
“I know we have problems with scoring of goals, especially against teams who are well organized defensively. Madagascar didn’t give us space to play, they defended together and our wingers were not able to breakthrough,” Rohr told reporters after the game.
“The performance was better in the second half, but it wasn’t enough. We gifted the first goal and they became stronger, we have to work on our scoring problems and solve the problems before our next game.”
By Adeboye Amosu