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Nigeria vs Iceland: I am not under pressure


Head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr has insisted he is not under pressure ahead of Friday’s Group D clash between Nigeria and Iceland.

It will be their second group game at the 2018 World Cup, following a 2-0 defeat to Croatia in their first fixture.

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Gernot Rohr, speaking at a media briefing on Wednesday, declared that he won’t allow himself to be pressured beyond the normal demands of his job.

“The pressure I feel now is the same as I have always felt. It is the usual pressure to win and do well for Nigeria.

“There is no need to add to this pressure. More pressure on the team will not translate to better results,” the German said.

Rohr admitted that the crucial game against Iceland will be tough, but is confident his side will get a result.

The coach had earlier stated that the Super Eagles will defeat their next opponents at the World Cup to qualify for the second round.

Speaking to pressmen, he said:

‘’Everything is possible in football. “It’s important to make at least four points if you want to qualify,” Rohr added.

“Nigeria is only a point behind for the moment, nothing is lost and all is in our hands. “Let’s be positive, we have the youngest team at the World Cup, let them learn and try to do better. “We saw Iceland have a good game against Argentina, a very strong team, but we can also do better than what we did in the match


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