Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, has charged his players ahead of the Nigeria vs Argentina encounter this afternoon in St. Petersburg.and he asked them to put in all their best in the game.
La Albiceleste of Argentina has only one point to show for its efforts in two matches in the group, while Super Eagles have three points. The two rivals need the three points to be sure of avoiding the drop in today’s tie, which will hold at the 67,000-capacity in Zenit Arena.
To surmount the situation, Rohr said his players must live up to the big task. He is banking on his strikers to prove to the Argentines that their performance against Iceland last Friday in Volgograd was not a fluke.
Rohr thinks a draw against Argentina would be enough for the Super Eagles to qualify for the last 16, if Iceland fails to overturn a three-goal deficit in their game against run-away group leader, Croatia.
He said yesterday:
”We must take our chances, and be on the offensive as much as possible. Perhaps, a draw could be good to qualify, but we cannot think and play for a draw. Sometimes, when you play for a draw, you get punched in the face late in the day.
‘’It will be a tough game and we must go with a tough mentality from the start to the end,” Rohr stated.