Coach of the Nigerian National team gernot Rohr has spoken about Girondis de Bordeaux new Nigerian Winger Samuel Kalu
The German tactician is highly respected at Bordeaux where he had a flourishing career as former (great) defensive player of the Girondins de Bordeaux in the glorious 80s
According to French online Publication football addict Rohr was speaking to Foot-Express on the 2 new recent signings at the club one of whom is Nigerian dashing winger Samuel Kalu and the other being Veteran French Striker Jimmy Briand
“Samuel Kalu is a player I have watched many times “ Rohr started
Because we had three Nigerian players in La Gantoise, one of whom I Simon Moses a regular winger, in the same style as Moses, but he did not have the level, a year ago, of Simon Moses.
That’s why I did not pick Kalu,
it was one or the other, now Kalu is an overflow player, a very fast player who can play both sides.
I think it’s going to give them (Bordeaux) penetration, verticality, because Kalu likes to take the depth, with the defensive blocks in front of you,
Players like Kalu with his pace and crossing can pick out a striker Jimmy Briand
Rohr also spoke on new signing 33 year old French striker Jimmy Briand
“Briand is an attacker in the mould of Giroud, Lukaku and Mandzukic,” Rohr said
And we have seen at the World Cup that teams are returning to “impressive” front-centers, both offensively and defensively.
In a team, I think we need that kind of profile.
I think that the experience of Briand will be good for Bordeaux. The team is young, and an attacking leader like Jimmy Briand can bring a plus. ”