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Ndidi: Super Eagles Must Forget Croatia Defeat, Focus On Important Iceland Clash

Ndidi: Super Eagles Must Forget Croatia Defeat, Focus On Important Iceland Clash

By Adeboye Amosu:

Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi insists the team must forget Saturday’s Russia 2018 World Cup 2-0 defeat to Croatia and concentrate on the next game against Iceland, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

Gernot Rohr’s men put up a shambolic display against the Vatreni and must avoid defeat against Iceland at the Volgograd Arena on Friday to keep alive their hopes of making to the round of 16.

Iceland, who are playing at the World Cup for the first time, battled two-time winners Argentina to a 1-1 draw in their first fixture in Moscow.

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The Leicester City star also issued a rallying cry to his teammates to ensure they manage the situation well and not allow it affect their performance against Iceland.

“We are the ones that played the game and as Nigerians, we are disappointed with the result too,” Heidi said in a short video posted by former Super Eagles media officer Colin Udoh from the team’s base in Essentuki.

“I understand the fact that everyone is disappointed but we just have to manage the situation and move forward to the next game which is very important and forget about what happened against Croatia.”

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  • Chima E Samuels 3 years ago

    Correct guy people can speak and we will listen because we know your game. Goodluck bro

  • Super Eagles should wake up from their slumber. They have to redeem themselves. They were just too timid. Senegal has made Africa proud by beating Poland with all their World Stars. We need to play with passion for Nigeria and not all these timid play and been afraid of opponent star players. Senegal has a team and played like a team and not as individual stars or players.

  • Country men,I am very sad to say that we Nigerians should stop expecting anything big from these current super eagle players because you cannot give what you don’t have.No team work,no tactics,no vision of play and no hungry to win.Here in Spain,everybody is saying that we are the worst team from Africa and it is true.All the African teams that lost at least showed they are prepared and ready for the tournament unlike our team walking on the pitch and doing back passes even when they were losing.However,I am not surprised because none of them is playing in top team in europe and the worst is that they forgot that doing good in world cup gives a player advantage of being signed by a big club.As for me,there is no hope in these players and let us hope in the next world cup if at all we can qualify.

  • Point of the matter is the Coach did a very poor job motivating the players, he sent them out there feeling inferior and afraid just because croatia has players that play in barcelona and real madrid, and we don’t. The EPL is still one of the best leagues in europe but somehow the coach doesn’t see that. As much as I want to hold out hope for Nigeria, I just think Rohr will most likely repeat same mistake he made with croatia in this next game!! This is the bad aspect of hiring White coaches!!!!

  • Indidi u go they form you day play for Leicester city who no dem 5 years ago for premiership nor be junventus or real Madrid you day naoo foolish thing

  • He want to hope for next world cup like he will be the one to play the qualifying matches. The only best thing some people know how to do is to use their mouth to talk down another person even if the person is doing is work. Imagine all the series of abuse,criticism, condemnation against coach,players,and even the NFF as if Nigeria is the only country to loose. Nigerians people nawa oo

  • gowetok 3 years ago

    Mr Rohr is playing in the world cup for the first time. He is inexperienced.The pays too much attention to the league and team opponents players play rather than the way the opponent teams play. In goes into matches feeling inferior. That’s why He did not play 3 52 against Croatia. For God’s sake we played a game 352 against Argentina with better quality strikers than Croatia and the formation paid off. So why don’t you replicate same against a less talented team like Croatia.Fear leads to defeat. Play Victor Moses as wing back, play Kelexhi and simy in attack in a 3 52 formation and all shall be well

  • Guys don’t get angry when you see people talk ill about Super Eagles, they just don’t have the stomach to support erratic play. That is there own defense mechanism for Nigerians failing so that they land in hospitals for high BP. However, it is better not to support at all than to drop unpatriotic comments.

  • All of una wey dey para for hear and dey talk any how to our darling Super Eagles should shot up and remain so for a long time make we for see road do better thing please. No be insult na advice…

  • odeh Cyril 3 years ago

    Niger must get to semi final days my believe