Samuel Kalu was watched live by coach of the senior national team of Nigeria Gernot Rohr while in action for his French Ligue 1 side Bordeaux against league defending champions and leaders PSG.
Rohr said he was a guest at the game and that afforded him the opportunity to watch Kalu who was introduced as a substitute in the game which ended PSG winning start to the season in France.
Kalu started the move which led to his team scoring the leveller in the 2-2 draw and Rohr says his performance wasn’t just about his forays upfront as he also did a good job defensively.
“I was a Special Guest at Kalu’s Bordeaux versus PSG game. In fact any time I am at home in France I always assist Bordeaux.
“So I watched the match live. Kalu came in after 67 minutes. He had a good performance. He actually changed the match.
*He had an immediate impact. He had strong pressing and also gave good crosses. His team will play again on Wednesday (tomorrow) against St. Etienne”, the excited Eagles gaffer disclosed.
Villarreal teen sensation Samuel Chukwueze was also watched by the coach against Barcelona and although he ended up on the losing side, the coach was impressed with the way he played particularly against a big team like Barcelona.
“I also watched Samuel Chukwueze on television. He had an interesting performance against Barcelona also. I am very happy with these players.”, Rohr disclosed to SportingLife.ng from France.