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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:47 pm 
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2018 World Cup: Nigerian coach, Rohr gives reasons Croatia are better than Super Eagles
Published on June 13, 2018 By Don Silas

Nigerian head coach, Gernot Rohr has admitted that Croatia team are far better than the Super Eagles ahead of their Group D 2018 World Cup opener on Saturday at the Kaliningrad Stadium.

The German tactician stated this while speaking to reporters at Wednesday press conference before the start of training.

”We admire this team, but we do not plan to watch them when we play against them, we hope to fight,” Rohr said.

”They are all wonderful players, playing in biggest teams in Europe. On paper with their names, Croatia are much better than us.

”But sometimes on the pitch, it could be different. We don’t have their big stars, but we try to play collectively with our young team.”

Rohr’s men are in Group D of the tournament alongside, Croatia, Iceland and Argentina

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The Super Eagles have nine players in their ranks that play for top clubs in England, Spain, Germany, France and Italy, whereas Croatia can count on 16 players that ply their trades in Europe’s top five leagues.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:49 pm 
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Would a coach say that?

I highly doubt the source of this report. This same newspaper has quoted owngoal.com as a source in the past week.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:03 pm 
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Rohr wants to take to the pitch as underdogs, psychologically he is putting all the pressure on Croatia and giving our boys a reason to come out ready to fight.

He knows what over confidence can do to a young team like ours, so he is simply keeping things in check.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:33 pm 
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cchinukw wrote:
Would a coach say that?

I highly doubt the source of this report. This same newspaper has quoted owngoal.com as a source in the past week.

I think a coach would or could. It's called "head-games." In public, coach Rohr could say such, but in private with his players, it's a different mindset or zeal. Thus, ...

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:05 pm 
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cchinukw wrote:
Would a coach say that?

I highly doubt the source of this report. This same newspaper has quoted owngoal.com as a source in the past week.
2 words - MIND GAMES

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Agreed but lets remember it is a mind game when a local coach says the same thing.

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Enugu II wrote:
Agreed but lets remember it is a mind game when a local coach says the same thing.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:44 pm 
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Enugu II wrote:
Agreed but lets remember it is a mind game when a local coach says the same thing.



Good luck

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There is nothing wrong with the stuff he said, the key phase is "ON PAPER WITH THEIR NAMES"

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”They are all wonderful players, playing in biggest teams in Europe. On paper with their names, Croatia are much better than us.

”But sometimes on the pitch, it could be different. We don’t have their big stars, but we try to play collectively with our young team.”

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I think Spain’s by far the best league.
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metalalloy wrote:
There is nothing wrong with the stuff he said, the key phase is
"ON PAPER WITH THEIR NAMES"
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”They are all wonderful players, playing in biggest teams in Europe. On paper with their names, Croatia are much better than us.

”But sometimes on the pitch, it could be different. We don’t have their big stars, but we try to play collectively with our young team.”

Thanks metalalloy, some here on CE already played the game on paper and conceded a loss. :sad: :sad: :sad:

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:43 pm 
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Rohr is just being robbyniceish.

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