Rohr plays down World Cup chances
Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has admitted that his team were lucky to secure a win against Poland in Friday’s friendly and warned that the result of the game will have little effect on how they will fare at the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.
The three-time African champions pipped their hosts 1-0 at the Municipal Stadium, Wroclaw courtesy of Victor Moses’ 61st minute's penalty.
The win extended Nigeria’s run in pre- 2018 FIFA World Cup friendlies to two wins following last November’s impressive 4-2 win against two-time world champions Argentina.Rohr, however, stated that he has warned his players not to get too excited ahead of the Mundial.
Meanwhile, Trabzonspor midfielder Onazi Ogenyi has told Nigerians to expect the best from the Super Eagles when they face Serbia in London on Tuesday.
Onazi said the 1-0 win over Poland is in the past and that beating Serbia is achievable.He said the Super Eagles are aware of the quality of Serbia given the pedigree of players like Nemanja Matic and Alexandre Kolarov in the side, but all hands will be on deck to make it two out of two for Nigeria in March friendlies.
He said the Super Eagles are aware of the quality of Serbia given the pedigree of players like Nemanja Matic and Alexandre Kolarov in the side, but all hands will be on deck to make it two out of two for Nigeria in March friendlies.
In the same vein, President of Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick, believes that beating Poland in a friendly on Friday in Wroclaw, will boost the confidence of the Super Eagles against Serbia on Tuesday.
The Super Eagles, who will feature at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia this summer, got the lone goal through Chelsea star Victor Moses who scored a penalty in the second half.The team arrived in London on Saturday evening via a chartered plane.
They will face Serbia in another World Cup friendly on Tuesday in London.