Nigeria may have beaten Poland 1-0 on Friday coupled with the bigger 4-2 win over Argentina last year but Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has called for caution, Extrasportsnigeria.com reports. The coach spoke just the players took off for England in the wake of his side’s 1-0 win over Poland, who are currently ranked 6th best football team in the world.
Victor Moses converted a 61st minute penalty to give Nigeria the win even though the overall performance of the Eagles was not so superb.
Rohr said and believes that beating teams like Argentina and Poland does not mean his team has arrived yet. He demanded that they stay humble continue to work hard to improve as the clock winds down to the 2018 World Cup.
He said, “This team is a young team but also a team of leaders. If we stay humble and continue to work hard to improve our play we have huge potentials, but beating two FIFA top 10 teams in friendlies doesn’t mean we are now World Cup favourites.
“Poland didn’t play badly; we are just lucky to have beaten them.”
Nigeria’s next game is on Tuesday with Serbia at the Hive Stadium in London. Eagles landed in London on Saturday aboard an all business class jet arranged by the Nigeria Football Federation. A video clip of the jet sent out by the federation showed the players and officials in celebration mood.
Nigeria is in Group D alongside Argentina, Croatia and Iceland for the FIFA World Cup starting in June.