Gernot Rohr Says Nigeria to win big in Group D.
Written by Editor on December 3, 2017
Super Eagles coach Gernot Roth says Nigeria will be 5th time lucky against Argentina.
Super Eagles of Nigeria will attempt to break a historical pattern as they play the La Albecelestes of Argentina again in tje 2018 World Cup group stage match.
Gernot Roth says since we’ve been grouped, again, alongside Croatia and Iceland in the same cluster D, we will be the 5th time lucky, trusting Super Eagle to do well against Argentina this time and progress into the knock out stages of the competition.
“No group is easy. A group that has Argentina, Croatia and Iceland cannot be a pushover. We have a good chance of qualifying from the group just as the other teams in the group. The minimum target is to have a good performance and have a good attitude,” Rohr said.
Argentina, twice World Champions, has beaten Nigeria in all previous meetings at the World Cup – USA 94, Japan/Korea 2002, South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014. However, Nigeria defeated them 4-2 in a friendly match just last month.
Iceland and Croacia, the two other teams in Nigeria’s group, are also expected to give the Super Eagles a tough time at Russia 2018, considering their pedigree and array of stars.