Former Wimbledon star, John Fashanu, says Nigerians fans always want their teams to win every trophy, and urged Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr to accept every criticism.
Rohr has played a total of 38 official matches since taking over the Eagles job in 2016, won 20, lost 11 and drew 7,
helping the squad qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, as well as ending in third place at the 2019 AFCON in Egypt.
But the Franco-German came under scathing criticisms after his side’s lethargic display in the 1-0 friendly defeat to African champions Algeria in Klagenfurt, Austria on Friday.
“Nigeria has talented players who are phenomenal and the fans will expect more from their coaches.
Criticism is not healthy but if you are a national coach of one of the most successful countries in Africa, and people are not seeing instant success, they are going to criticise you.
That is part of the game,” Fashanu told The PUNCH.
“We are Nigerians and there is nothing wrong with always wanting to be the best, we want to win trophies, we want to be the best and we want to win whatever we can.
We believe we should be because we have the products.”
“If you are going to be the coach of the Super Eagles, then you have to bring success and if you don’t have it,
don’t sit down because people will come at you and Rohr must learn to live with it.”