Rohr Plays Down Czech Republic Defeat

Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr has played down the team’s latest defeat, a 1-0 loss to Czech Republic in what was the last warm up game ahead of this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Rohr added that the result that matters will be in Russia though he admitted his team is not ready for the tournament as things stand.

The Franco-German tactician spoke about his team after the Czech Republic friendly on Wednesday evening.

In his words, Rohr said: “We’ve 9 days to be ready for our first match vs Croatia, as at today we are not ready.”

“I am not sad because of this result, the result that matters will be in Russia.” he concluded.

Gernot Rohr and his players will start their World Cup campaign against Croatia in Group D on Saturday, June 16 before facing debutants Iceland and two-time winners Argentina.