Gernot Rohr, Technical Adviser of the Super Eagles has said that players based in Europe will form the fulcrum of the team as he works ahead of the 2019 African nations Cup (AFCON and 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
The German coach who was reacting to the influx of Nigeria players to China, noted that he will give consideration to Europe base players ahead of those plying their trade in the Chinese league.
Brown Ideye is close to joining Super Eagles duo of captain John Obi Mikel and Odion Ighalo in China, which will bring to five the number of Nigerian players who have moved to the Far East since January.
Overall there are now seven Nigerian players plying their trade in the big paying Chinese environment, and Rohr has warned that he will consider only a few players from the league.
“The Chinese League is not as backward as many thought. It has moved forward from what it used to be. But Europe is still where I feel is best for players as the level is very high”, Rohr told Owngoalnigeria.com.
“We have to consider the players in competitive leagues before looking at the players in the less competitive leagues, maybe three players from China would be ideal for our squad”.