Lack Of Game Time For Eagles' Defender Worries Rohr
Nigeria missed out on the last two editions of the Afcon

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is worried over the lack of game time for defender Leon Balogun at English Premier League side, Brighton.

Balogun who was part of the Eagles team to the 2018 World Cup, moved to England from the German league in the summer.

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According to Rohr, he wants all his key players to have regular playing time for their sides.

“On Leon Balogun,” he told Complete Sports, “we will insist all the time on our player playing regularly because its the same for other players.”

He added that “We have some other players like Moses Simon who is not playing at the moment, while others are injured.

“We tell them sometimes that it’s better to play in a smaller club than to go to a big club in the Premier League and you don’t play.

“It’s difficult, but we have discussed this in our conversation especially with Balogun.

“We have this communication in my mother language so it’s easier. We will try to help him in the right way. It’s not about the salary he can get. Of course, it’s a good one I believe, but he has to play.

“He’s 30 now which means that if he’s not playing, it will be more difficult for him to be fit.

“We will speak with these players who have this problem. And when the January transfer window opens we will see.

“Like we did last year with Ahmed Musa. Musa went back to CSKA Moscow. He had contacts with him while he was at Leicester City where he didn’t play.

“He was blocked there and he returned on loan to Moscow. I even went there to see him train. It was a sacrifice for him to have a new beginning at the World Cup.

“We will have good communication with our players but cannot do transfers for them. We can only speak with coaches about them and how they can be good for their team.”