Rohr unnerved by possibility of being drawn in a tough group


Coach of Nigeria Super Eagles Gernot Rohr is unapprehensive at the prospect of being drawn in a tough group in Friday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup draw.

32 qualified teams will gather at the State Kremlin Palace on Friday in anticipation of who they will face in the group-stage of the competition which starts in June next year.

Speaking to from the Crowne Plaza World Trade Centre in Moscow, Rohr said: “All the teams that are in the Final Draw, except the host nation Russia, played qualifying matches. They all emerged from tough encounters and therefore, none can be tagged ‘weak.’

“In the next 24 hours, we will enter the State Kremlin Palace for the Final Draw and a couple of hours later, everyone will know their opponents. There is no apprehension. If you have to be listed among the best, you have to conquer the better teams and even beat some of the best.”

The Franco-German tactician went on to add that the Super Eagles are level headed and will approach every game at the World Cup ‘one match at a time’.

“Seriously speaking, every team has the right to dream. But we have our heads on our shoulders and our feet on the ground, and whatever draw comes, we will take it one match at a time.”

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