After cruising 4-0 courtesy of Victor Osimhen, an Alex Iwobi brace and Samuel Chukwueze fourth goal, Gernot Rohr’s side did the unthinkable in the second half as Leone pulled four goals back.
So what really happened from the coach’s eyes?
“If we can maintain the energy for the second half we can do it I know it’s a good team. I think at half-time they believed it’s finished but it was not finished,” Rohr said via Brila.
“If they say they are vexed about the match and the result they are right.
“We are all vexed about it, we cannot accept such a result especially when you lead 4-0 and you are 4-1 up at half-time. The first half was one of the best we have had together, so what happened that the team collapsed in the second half?We are now trying to analyse.
“It is a good lesson to everybody, to the staff, to the players and we have to react, I can promise you that we will react, if they will be lucky or not I cannot promise you but they will fight and go there to win the match,” concluded the German.
Meanwhile, the reverse fixture will take place on Tuesday in Freedom.