Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has praised his team’s resilience against Cameroon, saying that they never give up until the final whistle.
He spoke in Alexandria on Saturday after the breath-taking match between neighbours Nigeria and Cameroon for qualification for the quarter-finals.
The Super Eagles came from 1-2 down in the first half to beat the defending champions with goals from Odion Ighalo and Alex Iwobi.
“I think we dominated in the beginning and we scored a good goal. At the end of the first half there was a lack of concentration and Cameroon took advantage,” Rohr said.
“But my young team always continues fighting and never gives up,” he added.
Ighalo who was declared man of the match agreed with Rohr. He said: “It was a good win and it was a difficult game. Even when they scored to make it 2-1 we still believed we could score and come back.”
Cameroonian coach Clarence Seedorf was frustrated by the team’s slow start although he could not fault the effort of his players.
“I feel disappointment obviously and also some anger because I thought we were a little bit tense in a few moments, but I have to appreciate the players have done everything they could today,” he said. “It was not enough.”