We will beat Iceland black and blue-Rohr boasts as Eagles face Iceland today

The Super Eagle coach Gernot Rohr has promised Nigerians a victory for the Super Eagle as they face Iceland today in world cup second group match. he said We will beat Iceland black and blue. Rohr hints that Eagle will take advantage of the hot weather to beat the Iceland that ranked 20th in the world.

Rohr, who spoke to reporters after his team arrived in Volgograd, said he expected a tough challenge from the Blazers, who held Argentina to a 1-1draw in Moscow on Saturday.

The coach said that we will beat Iceland black and blue. we will loss the match.

“We have Mikel Obi, who is still a very good player, and we have Victor Moses and they are well known everywhere.

“But when you have such young players what you have is a team for 2022. They will get better and better. “We are (ranked) about 50 in the world, Iceland are top 20, I think, Croatia top 12 and Argentina top eight.

“When I see the matches are so difficult then we have to learn also; it is not finished after this World Cup for us. We want to improve, we want to learn.

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“When you are the youngest already it is not possible perhaps to be already the best.”

The former Gabon coach said Nigeria were unlucky to lose 2-0 to Croatia in their opening clash in Kaliningrad on Saturday.

He said, “We are ready for this match and we are united, we are working like a team and living like a family.

“You can’t always win. They did a good match against Croatia.

“We had 47 per cent possession of the ball, we had 14 shots on the goal, they only had 12. They scored two goals but I think we deserved a draw.”

Also, Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson believes the warm weather in Volgograd, which is expected to rise above 30 degrees Celsius, is in favour of Nigeria.

“We expect victory, but the heat in Volgorad is for Nigeria to enjoy,” Hallgrimsson told reporters on Thursday.

A win for Nigeria will take them to second in the group behind Croatia which has 6 pionts. If Nigeria losses the match it means the Eagles will follow Egypt and Morocco that have lost their two matches and out of the tournament. But the Eagle coach said that:  We will beat Iceland black and blue


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