Ex-Super Eagle and PAOK Salonica left-back, Ifeanyi Udeze, call the attention of Gernot Rhor to find a good left-back alternative and reinforcement for Elderson Echiéjilé ahead of 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Echiejile who is viewed as Super Eagles weakness in the defence department with lots of Nigerian fans criticizing the Sivasspor left-back recent below-par performances in most of the World Cup qualifying games.
“I will not single out any left-back to be added to the team because we do not have so many around,” Udeze told Completesportsnigeria.com.
“However, I feel the coaches should monitor the Nigeria Professional Football League and invite the best performing left-back so that he can play in friendlies ahead of the World Cup.
“In spite of all the criticism of Echiejile, the experience is vital. He is important to this team, but another quality left-back is necessary. For me, I would say let’s give a home-based player a chance.”
“The squad is solid, but I won’t mind having Obafemi Martins and Emmanuel Emenike back in the team, to support Odion Ighalo who is undoubtedly our best striker at the moment.
“We need these experienced guys at the World Cup. We should have a blend of youth and experience in the team for the World Cup,” the onetime West Bromwich Albion of England and PAOK of Greece left-back stated.