Victor Moses who recently announced his retirement from international football will be a welcome addition to the senior national team of Nigeria if he decides to have a change of heart, coach Gernot Rohr says.
Moses quit playing international football for Nigeria at the age of 28 after the World Cup in Russia and even though Nigeria have picked up consecutive wins from their first two games without the Chelsea ace, Rohr insist the team might still need his services.
Bordeaux forward Samuel Kalu has filled in admirably well on the flanks in the absence of Moses and grabbed his first international goal with some style yesterday to wrap up a 4-0 win for Nigeria over Libya.
Although Rohr is pleased with the contribution of Kalu he still believe Moses is a notch higher in terms of abilities than Kalu who is just 20 years old and still has a lot to learn to get to same level as Victor Moses.
“Kalu did very well but sometimes he had a problem of integrating well into the team which is normal coming into a new team. He is playing better and better. He did very well”, Rohr said.
“Playing in Nigeria for the first time in an important match like this he did well. I saw him play for Bordeaux and he’s was very good. There’s little more work for him (Kalu) to do in replacing Victor Moses. The door is still open for him to come back . If he’s fit, why not. Victor loves his fatherland that I know. ”