Ambrose: Super Eagles Must Not Underrate Iceland, Croatia

Ambrose: Super Eagles Must Not Underrate Iceland, CroatiaEfe Ambrose In action for the Super eagles against Argentina in the last World cup in Brazil 2014.

By David Meshioye:
Nigerian defender Efe Ambrose has warned that the Super Eagles should not take things for granted despite being grouped alongside Iceland and Croatia for the 2018 World Cup, can report.

Nigeria are with Argentina, Croatia and Iceland in Group D but the former Celtic star has warned that Croatia and Iceland hold the aces of the Super Eagles are to progress from the group.

He however opined that Super Eagles’ recent 4-2 win over Argentina should give coach Gernot Rohr and his players a clear picture of what to expect in Russia.

“A whole lot of people are looking at Argentina but I think Iceland and Croatia must be handled with serious caution,” Ambrose, a key Super Eagles star at the Africa Cup of Nations in 2013, told

“These two countries could determine Nigeria’s chances of qualifying from the group. That is why we have to very careful when we face them.

“Argentina is known to us and we just played them in a friendly. I am glad we played the Argentines because we now know what to expect. But our worries now is that little is known about Croatia and Iceland.”

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  • Underrate ke! It’s Croatia and Iceland we er talking about here and not Malta or San Marino.

  • Efe Ambrose has no gut to say that after the mess displayed against Argentina in the last wold cup.He could not even jumped to block messi free kick&now he can talk. wat a shamelessness

  • I don’t think the likes of Iwobi,Mikel and Iheanacho will underate any team and would advise others in the team not to do so also because they were much exposed in the world of football.

  • Ifeanyi 1 year ago

    Nobody is underrating anyone, the truth is that we have a coach that is very experienced and tactical,a coach that wants to make name. I strongly believe that he has gone back to his drawing board with his assistants to map out their World Cup program.

  • I think the coach should call him back, we need like 3 more center-backs for the world cup.

  • Achi 1 year ago

    Well, we take this advice in good faith. Let’s credit this crop of SE players. Me thinks they’re too smart to underrate ANY team. Moreover, they listen to Rohr; and Rohr is a good dammed coach who does not take anything for granted. On the contrary, many teams have dismissed the SE: “they’re unknown”, “they’re only good athletes” – these are the teams that’ll be roasted. June comes soon.

  • Remember Iceland top their group in d qualifying series, Croatia has bounce back steadily in football in d last seven years. So pls no team shd be underrated.