Super Eagles Look Good To Do Well At World Cup – Westerhof
Former Super Eagles Coach, Clement Westerhof has said that the current crops of players in the team can surpass the second round record at the world cup in Russia in June.
He said this while reacting to the selection of the team current handler Gernot Rohr for the friendlies against Poland and Serbia.
Westerhof who qualified Nigeria for its first world cup appearance in 1994 said that the players invited for the friendlies were the best the country could offer now and could do well at the tournament.
He said, “Nigeria has always paraded good squad but the players must be ready to fight and fight to surpass group stage, second round and go as far as the quarter final.”
Westerhof said that if Rohr gets his tactics right at the world cup and with the current set of players, he should be able to reach semis in the tournament.
The Dutchman noted that though world cup is always tough because all the teams at the tournament had earned their place, Nigeria is not a pushover when it comes to football.
The Super Eagles are in the same group with the perennial foes, Argentina, Croatia and the giant killer, Iceland.