Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr, has expressed confidence that the Super Eagles can defeat Argentina and other teams at the 2018 FIFA World Cup taking place in Russia later this year.
The Eagles are in Group D of the tournament alongside two-time World Cup winners Argentina and European sides Croatia and Iceland.
While some fans are skeptical of Nigeria’s chances, Mr. Rohr, who earlier in the week renewed his contract with the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) for another two-years, was optimistic the Eagles stood a chance of advancing from Group D of the World Cup.
“I think we have a good chance to come out of the group”, the German tactician said. “We can beat Iceland, Croatia and even Argentina, though it’s not an advantage that we beat them in a friendly match (in November 2017) because they won’t underrate us now”.
On the fitness of the players ahead of the prestigious tournament, the Super Eagles gaffer said, “We are depending on the work they do at their clubs because the time is too short (for us) to make them fit for the World Cup. So, they have to play at their clubs.
“We have a relationship with the coaches of their clubs. I spoke to Arsene Wenger on Alex Iwobi’s problem. I was happy at the way Wenger managed the issue by using him in the next game and he played very well”.
“Our first list of 35 players must be done one month before the World Cup. We have five scouting teams working on the players; they also work on our opponents”, he added.