The former international urged German tacticians to give the newly invited stars ample opportunities to prove their worth
Garba Lawal has suggested that the Nigerian national team head coach Gernot Rohr should give Terem Moffi, Abraham Marcus, Peter Olayinka and other new players more playing time against Cameroon.
In the international friendly in Austria on Friday, the Super Eagles lost 1-0 in their first game against the indomitable Lions.
Due to injuries, many players could not participate in the game, Rohr gave the guest performance to the new players he invited to participate in the game.
However, Laval urged German tacticians to provide players with ample opportunities to express themselves in the second round of the match scheduled for Tuesday.
“The most important thing is that the team can play well even if it doesn’t win, so we know that we have a good team, but Nigerians want to win every time,” Laval said the goal.
“Nigeria’s games against Cameroon or Ghana are usually tough, but we lost one and there was another on Tuesday.
“When you call up new players, you have to give them a chance, not 15 or 10 minutes. It is difficult for players to prove themselves in such a short time.
“When you call new players, you want to see them in friendly matches, and then give them 70 or 80 minutes. They need more playing time.”
Laval also urged Rolle to stop testing new players and urged the Super Eagles to improve their performance in the second round against the unyielding Lions.
“They just need to improve their game level and have a great performance on Tuesday, because there is no room for experimentation,” he continued.
“The coach has been there for many years, and if we say we are experimenting, we are deceiving ourselves.”
After the Cameroon game, the Super Eagles will play another friendly match with Mexico on July 4.
Then they will face Liberia and the Cape Verde Islands in the World Cup qualifiers in August and September respectively.