Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr has explained why he is not excited that the national team has won two of their three pre-World Cup friendlies ahead of the tournament in Russia.
Nigeria came from two goals down to beat Argentina 4-2 in Krasnodar last November before a hard-fought 1-0 win over Poland followed by a 2-0 loss to Serbia in London in March.
”Friendlies are completely different from the matches at the mundial. Friendly games are like an experiment in the lab, while matches in the World Cup are realistic, real life,” Rohr explained to Sportske Novosti.
”I do not bother too much of the victories and defeats in the preparatory games, we are focused on building the best teams for the World Cup.”
Rohr has lamented the absence of stars that can single-handedly determine the outcome of games, saying : ”In the team we are working on improving all segments of the game, only if you have everything you need, you can succeed in today’s football.
”I said already, today I do not have a lot of stars, but we want to have a big team with a winning mentality, great discipline in the field and beyond, and a great deal of mutual solidarity and communion. This is the way to success.”
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