FC Porto Nigerian defender Chidozie Awaziem says he understands what is demanded from defenders by coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr.
Awaziem trained under Rohr’s supervision before his first game in charge of the Eagles against Tanzania last year in a dead rubber AFCON 2017 clash in Uyo.
He didn’t get to play in the game which Nigeria won 1-0, and was subsequently asked from the squad for their other games against Zambia and Algeria.
Rohr has however handed him a recall for the upcoming friendly games against Senegal and Burkina Faso in London later in the month.
” I clearly won’t struggle to fit into the defensive formation of the coach. I fully understand how he wants us to defend. I learnt a lot from training with him last time out”, Awaziem told Owngoalnigeria.com.
” I am a better player now from the last time I was invited. I have played over 30 games this season and by the grace of God I will make use of this opportunity to stamp my feet in the Eagles defence”.