Former Super Eagles’ midfielder, Garba Lawal has advised the Super Eagles’ coaches not to rush Vincent Enyeama back to the national team.
“Has Enyeama said he wants to come back? He has not been in action for a long time, this is the World Cup, it’s been long we saw him in the net, it’s going to be difficult for him,” Lawal said.
He also said the Super Eagles can make it out of Group D in the World Cup if they are mentally strong.
Lawal who featured for Nigeria at two different World Cups (1998 & 2002) says Nigeria’s performance will be largely determined by player’s mental capability.
“Football is all about playing as a team,” Lawal said.
“When it comes to the World Cup, it depends on player’s mental attitude.”
“All the top scouts in the world would be present, so if you are called upon by the coach, try to showcase your talent, because you never can say, you could get yourself a better deal.”
“Iceland and Croatia are forces to be reckoned with, the group is not only about Argentina.”
“I believe we are going to come out of the group, but it is not going to be an easy one anyway.”
“It depends on the player’s mental attitude, Lawal said.”
The former Levski Sofia of Bulgaria midfielder also warned Coach Gernot Rohr not to make too many changes in the team that qualified Nigeria for the World Cup.
“All the teams that qualified for the world cup are tough, there is no easy country in there.”
“When it comes to the world cup, everyone is good and wants to parade her best side.”
“You should not think you’ll change the players that qualified and bring another set of players, it is going to be difficult like that.”
So the coaches should know the key positions that they think they need fresh legs. All the games are going to be very tough.”