‘Humility, solidarity & fighting spirit’ – Rohr pleased with Eagles

Gernot Rohr

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has heaped praises on his team after they sealed a 2-0 victory over Iceland in a 2018 FiFA World Cup Group D encounter at Volgograd, Russia on Friday.

A record-setting brace by Ahmed Musa helped the Eagles keep alive their World Cup dreams having fallen to a defeat in their opeing game last weekend.

Rohr, who made changes to his starting line up, hailed his young team and expressed confidence in their ability to win – even against Argentina in their last group game.

Speaking after the game, Rohr said: “What I like in my young team is humility, solidarity and fighting spirit. 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.”

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On his part, Iceland boss, Heimir Hallgrimsson admited “it’s a strange fact” that they are “still in the race” at this point.

“We didn’t think we would go through this World Cup without a loss and losses are always difficult to swallow. But we can still go through,” he said.

Ahead of their last game against Crotia, which could possibly earn them a spot in the last 16, the coach added: “We’ve played Croatia four times in four years and we’ve often said we’re like a married couple trying to get divorced but we always meet up again.”

Croatia, with 6 points already qualified for the round of 16, and the other three teams jostle over the remaining one spot.

Nigeria will battle Argentina while Iceland face Croatia concurrently on Tuesday evening.


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