Finidi Reveals The Best Position For Moses, Mikel Vs Croatia; Advises Rohr To Use Chelsea FormationPublished: June 14, 2018
1994 and 1998 World Cup star Finidi George has revealed the best positions for captain Obi Mikel and Victor Moses in Nigeria's World Cup opener against Croatia on Saturday, June 16.
As things are now, Rohr prefers to play Mikel as the attacking midfielder or number ten, while Moses is the undisputed right winger and was deployed as the top striker in Nigeria's last match with Czech Republic.
''It depends on what formation they want to play. If they want to play a triangular midfield, Mikel should be directly playing in front of the back four, Ndidi playing on the left side and Victor Moses playing on the right side,'' Finidi said to Channels Television.
''If they are playing the diamond formation, somebody playing in front of Moses and Ndidi, and try to make sure we make use of the fullbacks.''
On the best formation for the Super Eagles, he said : ''I will go for the Chelsea formation, the 1-3-5-2, two wide players, three players in midfield.''
Finidi has stressed the importance of Nigeria controlling the midfield on Saturday, pointing out that world class midfielders such as Real Madrid pair Luka Modrić and Mateo Kovačić, and Barcelona's Ivan Rakitić are expected to be in the middle of the pack for Croatia.
''We have to play as a unit, we are not doing that now. When they go in the attack, it takes them too long to get back, if you don't do that you will always have a lot of space in the middle and you don't want to do that against Croatia with Modric, Kovačić and Rakitić.
''These guys are playing top football, you just have to make sure you have good grip of the midfield, with that we have a chance,'' he added.
Finidi George made eight appearances in total in two World Cups, and was on target against Greece in USA 1994.
Football News 24/7
- Everton Loanee Henry May Get A Rival From Arsenal As Galatasaray Chase Moses' Ex-Strike Partner
- Nigerian Whizkid Scores In Fourth Straight Game As Chelsea Are Held By Leicester City
- Tianjin Teda Coach Reacts To Mikel's Transfer Rumors, Why Midfielder Is In Starting XI Today
- Udinese Coach Hints Eagles Star Will Be Handed Debut Tomorrow: He Has Played & Scored This Season
- Onazi & NPFL Coach Say The Same Thing On Victor Moses Retirement: He's Our Best Player
- Super Eagles Star Omeruo Aims Sly Dig At Chelsea During CD Leganés Presentation
- Tottenham Hotspur Set The Record Straight On The Defender Sent Off Against Liverpool
- No Lazio, Frosinone, Sampdoria Move For Super Eagles Striker Simy
- PL2 Liverpool 1 Tottenham 1 : Adekanye Scores, Eyoma Sent Off After Two Minutes
- Official : Chelsea Loanee Tomori Finally Credited With First Professional Goal For Derby County
- African Players Transfers
- Australia/ Asia
- Belgian Championship
- Brazil 2014 World Cup
- Danish Football
- English Premier League
- Nigeria National Teams
- Nigeria Premier League
- Norwegian Football
- Polish Football
- Russian Championship
- Serie A
- Spanish Liga
- Swedish Championship
- Turkish Championship
- Ukrainian Football
- Women's Football