Gernot ROHR – Nigeria – Final Draw Reaction
Our group is a difficult group.
You know we are supposed to be the last
one because we are in pot number
four, so we have the first game against
Croatia who have a very good team, they play
good technical football. The second
game will be Iceland.
Iceland is a very strong team, also I
saw them in the European Championship,
they play very well, very strong football.
The last game is against Argentina so
it's already, again, the same because when
the last World Cup had already Argentina
Nigeria. We played them in a friendly but
it's not sure that we can have the same
result. You know, we played against
Argentina in Krasnodar in Russia and
they played without Messi so we know
that it's not easy to play against this
team, who is supposed to be number one in
our group. So yes, interesting also that
we have to start in Kaliningrad.
Kaliningrad is the western side of Russia and
the time difference, then we go to Saint
Petersburg for the second game and the third
game will be in Volgograd, so we have
to travel a lot and have to choose a
good base camp to be not too far away
from these cities. Do you think that
Argentina are the favourites and you're in
second place? We hope, we hope, we hope. I
saw the the other group the other group
we finished second and if France is
first or we could have again last 16
France-Nigeria, like in Brazil. I hope
so, but will be very difficult because
Croatia and Iceland are very good teams
and Argentina is number four in the world.