The second half introduction of Dutch-Nigerian is part of the reason why Nigeria had a whirlwind second half display which helped them beat Iceland 2-0 in yesterday’s Russia 2018 World Cup group D game.
Nigeria didn’t have a single shot on target in the first half but recovered brilliantly in the second half where a brace from Ahmed Musa earned them a priceless three points which keeps their dream of qualifying for the round of 16 at the World Cup alive.
Coach of the Nigerian team Gernot Rohr speaking after the game said aside telling his players to attack more in the second half, the introduction of Tyronne Ebuehi added a much needed injection of pace and directness which was missing in the first half.
Ebuehi was introduced for Bryan Idowu before the start of the second half and Rohr said he brought about an instant improvement in the way Nigeria approached the game in the second half.
” I told my players to attack more. The introduction of Ebuehi gave us fresh injection of pace and made us more aggressive upfront. We need to maintain this style of play because that is how we know how to play”, Rohr said after the game.