By Nnamdi Ezekute in Russia:
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr says a collective effort rather than individual brilliance will decide Friday’s Group D clash against Iceland at the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The Super Eagles must put behind their poor performance against Croatia, which they lost 2-0, with an improved display against the debutants.
Iceland will go into the game full of confidence after surprisingly holding Argentina to a 1-1 draw.
Speaking at Thursday’s pre-match press conference in Volgograd, Rohr said: “I have a lot of respect for Iceland. They did so well against Argentina. They don’t have the star players in the team. We don’t have either. So tomorrow will be a battle of collectives.”
Rohr stated his young side will be going up against an experienced Icelandic side.
“They are very experienced, we however have a very young squad.”
And when questioned if Ahmed Musa will be in the starting eleven, Rohr responded: “We have to respect the players. First, the players need to know, then the press. We don’t want to hide anything but we need to prepare our team the best way possible.”