Super Eagles’ gaffer, Gernot Rohr, has said the young senior national team players will still have something to learn from Manchester United of England new striker, Odion Jude Ighalo could he makes a return to the team.
Although Ighalo announced his retirement from the Eagles immediately after he emerged top scorer at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt last year, Rohr believes the new arrival at Old Trafford could be convinced to make a u-turn, in order to lead the team to AFCON 2021 and possibly the 2022 World Cup.
The Franco-German further said for Ighalo to be signed by a big club like Manchester United means he still ranks high among the echelon of Nigeria’s best players and thus qualifies for a recall to the national team.
He added that he will look at the possibility of convincing Ighalo to step out of retirement and play for Nigeria again, noting that it would be difficult to overlook an experienced striker that plays for one of the world’s biggest clubs and at the highest level of the round leather game, especially as he can be a source of motivation to young players in the Eagles.
Rohr told journalists “We are very happy about the new team of Ighalo. Manchester United is a fantastic challenge for him. I spoke already with him. He is a very good player on and off the pitch. If a player is playing in Manchester United each coach of national teams would like to have him. Our young players could learn a lot from this great goal scorer.”