Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is not losing sleep over the move by Bukayo Saka to play for England ahead of Nigeria.

The Franco-German tactician in an interview with ESPN said he was not taken by surprise when the 19-year jumped at the invitation by the Three Lions.

Though Rohr admits that he would have loved to have the Arsenal youngster in his team, he was quick to state that losing out on the exciting youngster is not a problem.


“We are not surprised,” Rohr told ESPN.

“Of course we would have liked to have him with us, but we have to respect this kind of decision from him.

“I wish him good luck and a long career with England.”


Saka has already reported for duty and will be ineligible to play for Nigeria again should he play a part in the UEFA Nations Cup fixtures against Belgium and Denmark.

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