“NIGERIA WILL PEAK IN FOUR YEARS” -ROHR
Nigeria coach, Gernot Rohr believes his team will not peak for another four years despite his side’s 2-0 win against Group D rivals Iceland.
Leicester striker Ahmed Musa’s second-half double in Volgograd kick-started Nigeria’s World Cup after defeat to Croatia in their opening match. The Super Eagles’ win means they, Argentina, who they face in their final match, and Iceland still have a chance of qualifying for the knockout stage.
Nigeria manager Gernot Rohr says they will peak in 2022.
“What I like in my young team is humility, solidarity and fighting spirit,” Rohr told a press conference. “I thought before this World Cup we were here to learn. I think this team will be ready in 2022 and this World Cup is coming early, but we have a good chance to win against Argentina.”
A win would take Nigeria through to the knockout rounds while a draw will be enough providing Iceland do not beat group leaders Croatia by a big enough margin. In 2014, Argentina came out on top in a pulsating 3-2 victory over Nigeria. Musa, however, is confident and looking forward to clashing with the ALbicelese — and particularly Messi — once more.
“For me, scoring against Argentina is not that difficult. Whenever I play and Messi plays, I score. In 2014, I scored two goals and with Leicester against Barcelona [in a 2016 pre-season friendly], I scored two again, so maybe I will score two more against Argentina next week.” “We know the importance of the game. It’s do or die, we have to win.” Musa added.