Ahead of the draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Super Eagles Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr insists there are no weak teams but maintains he remains calm.
Rohr told thenff.com that there is no weak squad in the 32 –team field, and anyone hoping to play so–called ‘average teams’ in the group phase is only guilty of wishful thinking.
“All the teams that are in the Final draw, except the host nation Russia, played qualifying matches. They all emerged from tough encounters and therefore, none can be tagged ‘weak.’
“In the next 24 hours, we will enter the State Kremlin Palace for the Final Draw and a couple of hours later, everyone will know their opponents.
“There is no apprehension. If you have to be listed among the best, you have to conquer the better teams and even beat some of the best.”
“Seriously speaking, every team has the right to dream. But we have our heads on our shoulders and our feet on the ground, and whatever draw comes, we will take it one match at a time.”
Nigeria emerged from a truly tough qualifying group, which included three teams that were among Africa’s five flag–bearers at the 2014 World Cup.
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