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Rohr: Super Eagles Won’t Lose To Iceland, Hot Weather Could Favour Us

Rohr: Super Eagles Won’t Lose To Iceland, Hot Weather Could Favour Us

By Nnamdi Ezekute in Russia:
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has expressed optimism that the family atmosphere in his team will see them avoid defeat to Iceland in their must-win Group D game against Iceland in the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup on Friday.
The Super Eagles must go all out for victory to stand a chance of qualifying for the knockout stage of this summer’s World Cup.
Iceland will be banking on their impressive performance against Argentina which ended 1-1.
Speaking in his press conference in Volgograd on Thursday, Rohr said: “We’re living like a family, we have a plan and we won’t lose tomorrow.”
When quizzed whether the hot weather in Volgograd, venue of the match between Nigeria and Iceland, will favour the Super Eagles, Rohr responded: “Iceland will have a home game here tomorrow with thousands of fans in the stadium. The situation in the match against Croatia was the same. If the heat is an advantage for us then we’ll take it!”
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  • Victor 3 years ago

    Argentina just lost by 3 goals, this is the time for Nigeria to take this chance. Beat Iceland and draw Argentina and you are good to go.

  • Chima E Samuels 3 years ago

    Don’t lose don’t draw just win Croatia just did half the job for us

  • Busayo 3 years ago

    let’s pray for Our Super Eagles O.

  • Am I the only that heard the commentator saying “If Iceland beat Nigeria tmrw….Argentina will be relying on another team to help them” three times….It means they do not give us any chance tmrw.

    Super Eagles, prove the doubters wrong. I must confess i would be shocked if Argentina dnt beat us….not sure we can defend like Iceland and Croatia did against them. My view tho…I am not in the mood to argue.

    • Naija Man 3 years ago

      Super Eagles stand no chance against Iceland. The best we can get will be a draw. If they manage to win tomorrow, I will be happy to come here to apologize.

    • Greenturf 3 years ago

      @ ope,my fear.Concerns over our discipline to sustain pressure and not to concede against a side like Argentina is in doubt.
      Takes a lot of discipline to keep them quiet for 90 minutes and I do not think we got that.Nigeria traditionally lacks concentration especially when up against great attackers.
      However,the thing that might go for us is the disorganisation of the Argentines especially in their defence.
      Argentina are not good defending.So a clinical forward line can cause them lots of trouble.
      Well I would suggest we finish with the game tomorrow.Because the outcome would determine if it’s worth analysing the Argentine game.
      Wishing the super eagles great victory tomorrow!

  • My challenge would 1) COMPLACENCY-SE Believing that because Argentina was defeated 3 – 0 they (Super Eagles) are a better team and losing 2 nil is not as worse as it looks after all. 2)ICELAND only need a draw.

    3)TOO MUCH RESPECT – We did not lose to Croatia because they were superior or better on that night, we lost because we showed them too much rest. We gave them too much space and MOSES was busy falling and fun fooling himself like a toddler learning to walk for the first time.

  • MadukaEN 3 years ago

    Is it not the same Argentina we beat 4-2? Or are they two Argentinas? We even came from two goals down! These present SE has a lot of potentials and need to be tinkered right on a good day, they can takedown anybody. The Croatians that humiliated Argentina today did not out play us but were rather lucky because we let in two cheap goals.

  • I will say just few words for the umpteenth time.. Play 3 man defence five man midfield. If you see Shuhu (no disrespect) instead of ebuihi at RWB don’t border watching our match against Iceland.
    Argentina went into this world cup with a three tactical formation and game plan.
    Plan A Messi
    Plan B Messi
    Plan C Messi
    In the end they had many misses. Their team moral is all time low they are there for the taking.
    The best teams in the world, all their wing backs are integral part of their attacking strength and play a critical role going forward as well as coming back to defend. Why has Moses, Alaba, Macelo, …the Brazilian right back that played for Baca before leaving for Juventus (forgot his name)

    GR for a second quit saying you have a young team for once, it gets in their heads and ultimately affect their performance and self believe.

  • We will win Iceland but loose to Argentina.
    RHOR, Mikel, SE pls people my fears wrong.
    Thank you.

  • Africa 3 years ago

    Super Eagles lost to Croatian due to inexperience of the players but we can do well if we focus on how to unlock difficult difence.Iceland are good in defending and good in counter attacking…….if we focus on our game plan and we do not make error on set-pieces the sky is the limit

  • If we manage to win tomorrow n try as much as possible to hold argentina to at least draw, we authomatically qualify for next round ,even though iceland win croatia 100-0, as its gonna be head to head first b4 goals diff. So pls my darling SE do ur best n make us proud tomorrow. Up SE.

  • Onyeagoro Johnson Chima 3 years ago

    The last 2 games for the SE will be their easiest in Jesus name.  Amen

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  • Olaosebika 3 years ago

    nigeria is going to win this match either you believe it or not….your believe will not change anything but we are winnin
    g this match