Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr creates bold statement ahead of Nigeria’s World Cup opener aacquirest Croatia
– Nigeria open their 2018 World Cup campaign against Croatia at the Kaliningrand Stadium on Saturday
– Both sides will be meeting for the first time in a competitive encounter this weekend
– Meanwhile, Gernot Rohr has insisted that his players are aware of what is at stake in that encounter
Super Eagles technical adviser Gernot Rohr says his players are ‘physically and mentally’ ready for their Russia 2018 opening Group D clash against Croatia on Saturday, June 16.
The Super Eagles are in the same group as the European giants, Argentina and Iceland and they will be hoping to surpass their second-round stage record this time.
Rohr during the team’s press conference earlier in the day claims they have corrected their errors in their last two test games, adding that they are not in the mood to play second fiddle at the Kaliningrand Stadium.
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“We are looking forward to the match with a lot of optimism. It will be a tough one, but we are physically and mentally ready.
“We had quality preparatory matches and trained twice at our final camp in Austria, and since arriving in Essentuki, we have done some useful tactical preparation.
“It is important to start well in a good tournament like this, and that is what we hope to do on Saturday,” Rohr told the world media on Thursday.