Simon Gerharz, a German football enthusiast has predicted that the Super Eagles of Nigeria are not good enough to go to the second round of the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Gerharz saw the Nigerian team coming third in their group, adding that Croatia and Argetina have what it takes to make the second round in the group.
The German, however, posited that the Super Eagles of the ’90s remains his all time African best team in the history of the World Cup.
Speaking exclusively with PM Express, Gerharz said that that the present squad of the Super Eagles appear weak, not in the class of the ’90s and may not qualify from the group stage , as he insisted that Croatia are more formidable to clicnh the second spot, while Nigeria may console herself with coming third and gets eliminated in the first round.
“Your team ( shaking his head ), this present team are not all that very strong . The Nigeria team of the ’90s were very strong with very good players . Sunday Oliseh, Jay Okocha, Amoakachi, Kanu and other players were very good. They remain my all time African best team in the World Cup,” Gerharz said.
“Nigeria will come third in the group. Argentina and Croatia will qualify from the group, ” he added. He admitted that his native Germany, the defending champions, may not retain the World Cup, as he named Brazil, Spain and France as teams that have great qualities to win the tournament in Russia.”
Brazil are very good. The team can win the tournament. Spain and France are the other teams that can also win the trophy. Germany are having goalkeeping problems in the team . Manuel Nuewa just came back from injury and Tiegan of Barcelona also gives problem,” he said.