Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has acknowledged that Tuesday’s last group game against Argentina at the 2018 World Cup will be a tough battle, and stressed that his players must go into the game with a winning mentality
Nigeria are second on group D table with three points behind Croatia who has 6 points, while Iceland and Argentina are 3rd and 4th respectively with a point each.
A draw against Argentina will see Nigeria through to the next round provided that Croatia defeat Iceland, while an outright win will secure them an automatic qualification to the round of 16.
The Franco-German coach admitted the enormity of the task and added that the Eagles will play to beat Argentina, because a draw might be counter-productive even though it could help them qualify for the round of 16.
“It will be a tough game and we must go with a tough mentality from the start to the end. Simply put, we must take even half 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,” Rohr submitted.