Elderson Echiejile is the best option for Nigeria in the left back position of the senior national team of Nigeria according to coach of the team Gernot Rohr.
Echeijile has been roundly viewed by many as the weak spot in the team but Rohr insist he still remains the best in the position for now , citing his regular run of games at Turkish side Sivasspor as one of the reasons.
There has been calls for the manager to drop the 29 year old for recently capped defender Ola Aina, but Rohr said as long as he stays fit he remains the best option for the team at left back.
” We (Nigeria) have to admit that he ( Echeijile) has not done badly so far as our left full back. He did well against Zambia and Cameroon especially against Christian Bassogog, who was the best player at the AFCON “, he said in Lagos.
” I noticed that everybody is complaining about his position. But if he is fit and playing regularly for his club, he has that position “, Rohr remarked.