*National interest is uppermost in their minds now
By Oluwole Francis
General Coordinator of the Super Eagles, Patrick Pascal, has said unity among national team players is responsible for the resurgence of the team in recent times.
Eagles have evolved under new manager, Gernot Rohr, after they won their first three matches under the new coach including two 2018 World Cup qualifying games.
The players have restored the confidence of teeming Nigerian football fans in the team and many pundits now believe that the Super Eagles are clearly one of the best in the continent despite not being on parade at the on-going 2017 Nations Cup.
Pascal, who is also an ex-international athlete in his hey days attributed the new lease of life to the new ways of operation instituted by the German tactician who has made unity in the team the core of his project.
The former 3SC of Ibadan player said that the Eagles have now placed national interest above personal one in a bid to not only qualify for the 2018 World Cup but to cement their place as one of the best in Africa.
“I have been working with the team for some time now, but I can tell you that the kind of unity we have in the fold was not there before.
You can see now that players see themselves as friends and brothers, you will see them walking and cracking jokes with each other.
“Before now, you would see players wearing long faces in camp, especially when they knew there was no money but now, even when there are no funds, they are always keen to get the job done first, I think this side will go places with the new coach,” he said.