Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has replied Jose Mourinho after he criticised Nigeria’s formation against Croatia.
Rohr also maintained that his captain, John Obi Mikel, will continue his role as an attacking midfielder.
Rohr maintained that the Tianjin Teda star has mostly played as a number ten.
“What does he (Mourinho) mean by sacrifice? Etebo played as a number six he is doing very well, Ndidi also played number six, he did very well, perhaps he wants us to play three number six.
“Mikel in this offensive position gives incisive passes, remember against Cameroon we won 4-0, it was exactly the same organization (formation).”
Recall that the Manchester United manager had suggested that Mikel is a great number six but a bad attacking midfielder or number ten.
Mourinho stated this following Nigeria’s 2-0 loss to Croatia in their opening Group D 2018 World Cup clash on Saturday.