Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has declared that the 2018 World Cup game against Iceland will be tough for the Nigerian side, adding that the team need to be at their best and be more professional with their defending especially from set-pieces to secure a win.
The German stated this on Wednesday in Essentuki during the team’s official press conference. He stressed that he knows what is best for the team and will deploy same on Friday.
“We have watched the game against Croatia again to see our mistakes so that we can correct them. It will be a tough game. We have to be at our best and be more professional with our defending especially from set-pieces. We have to be fully focused and not lose concentration all through the game. I believe with hard work we can get a good result. In truth, there is no need to add to the pressure we have now. More pressure on the team will not necessarily translate to better results,” Rohr said.
Meanwhile, the Super Eagles have arrived in the southern Russia town of Volgograd ahead of Friday’s win-or-bust FIFA World Cup Group D encounter against Icleand.
The Eagles flew from their Essentuki base on Thursday morning and were settled in their Hampton-by-Hilton Volgograd Hotel abode a little after 1pm.
Victory against Iceland will renew hope for a place in the knockout rounds while defeat would mean early and unflattering elimination from the World Cup.