Super Eagles Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr has said his lads will be ready for a full blown adventure in the 2018 World Cup group as they anticipate the draw billed for December 1 in Moscow, Russia.
The Super Eagles were the first African contingents to seal a berth at the quadrennial football carnival after Alex Iwobi helped pip Zambia 1-0 in a nerve-racking match to cap up an unusually smooth and prosperous World Qualifying campaign with a round of games still to be played.
Despite the qualification stages still to be concluded, talks and opinions have been raised concerning the opponents Eagles will be drawn in the group stage of the tournament.
Speaking Vanguard newspaper on the increasingly snowballing concern on Friday, Rhor said: “We must be ready to face the best teams in the world in the group stage,” the Franco-German said.
He further stressed the importance of qualitative friendlies against top South American and European teams as those will help prepare for any scenario.
“We need to play friendly matches against top teams from Europe, as we are surely going to have one top European nation in our group at the next World Cup.
‘’We are also going to be ready to play against a top South American team in the group stage of the Russia 2018 because they will also be amongst the seeded teams in the tournament. That is why I am appealing for quality friendly matches against teams from these two continents because there is no way we can escape facing them in the tournament’’, he concluded.