ROHR ROARS: NO MERCY FOR MESSI
Gernot Rohr has warned that there will be no mercy for Lionel Messi on Tuesday as his Super Eagles of Nigeria take on Argentina in a win or burst last Group D clash of the ongoing 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Coach Rohr insisted that the Super Eagles will not wait to be rolled over because Messi was playing in what may look like his last World Cup.
“There will be no mercy for Messi even if we love him so much. We are not in Russia to watch Messi play. Super Eagles want to play to win. We are here to qualify for the next stage and will not allow Messi and his Argentina to ride us to fame,” stressed the Super Eagles gaffer.
Gernot Rohr also revealed that his wards have trained very well ahead of the crucial match and are not bothered by the quality of the Argentines.
“We are not bothered by the fact that Argentina is in the Top 10 of world football while we are in the 49th position. We are hungry to qualify for the Round of 16.” The Franco-German coach however hinted that Eagles will not commit any of the silly mistakes that have seen Nigeria give away two cheap penalties to Croatia and Iceland.
“There will be no repeat of the kind of silly mistakes that costs us two cheap penalties in our last two matches.
“We have trained hard to ensure that our defenders do not repeat such silly mistakes again against Argentina,” he added.