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Serbia defeat punctures Nigeria World Cup hype

Serbia defeat punctures Nigeria World Cup hype

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr is hopeful that Argentina win their group D games against Iceland and Croatia so that they wouldn't play under pressure when the Lionel Messi-inspired side meet the Eagles on June 26.

"Whether I am satisfied with the performance of the Super Eagles in view of their last defeat, I am quite confident", said Dalung, while briefing State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday.

Five days later, they will battle with the Three Lions of England at Wembley as they prepare for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.Meanwhile, Gernot Rohr has given Alex Iwobi the freedom to express himself in the Super Eagles, as long he plays for the collective good of the team.

Serbia's Aleksandar Mitrovic (second left) scores his team's second goal against Nigeria during their global friendly match at the Hive Stadium in Barnet, London... on Tuesday.

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"They won one and lost the second one nevertheless, it is still preparatory towards the World Cup".

"I don't want to believe that we have seen the best of the team yet, what this match has done for us is that it will enable the coaches to know that they still have a lot to do", he told Complete Sports.

The 1994 Africa Cup of Nations victor went on to comment on the friendlies against Poland and Serbia, stating all lapses will be corrected.

According to him, the defeat has exposed the weaknesses of the team which they will strengthen before the beginning of the World Cup in Russian Federation. And how to avoid conceding such goals is what the coaches need to work on.


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