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2018 World Cup: What Gernot Rohr must not do to Super Eagles – Amuneke

A former Super Eagles forward. Emmanuel Amuneke has warned coach Gernot Rohr against building his team around one player ahead of the World Cup on Russia.

Nigeria’s first match is with Croatia before they will file out against Iceland and Argentina.

Amuneke who was a member of the Super Eagles squad that won the 1994 Nations Cup and got to the second round of the World Cup in
USA ’94, stated that football has departed from analogue to digital.

He said for this reason, the eleven players on the field are viewed as one indivisible particle that must work as one.

He said, “When it comes to the national team, it is highly a team work, from the goalkeeper to
the attackers.

“Ndidi is strong, Kelechi is good, Ighalo is good, Mikel is good, intact all the players.These guys will do well in Russia.

“But without team work, whatever player you build the team around, they are not going to achieve anything.”

Amuneke, added, “The teams in the group should not be underrated. They should take the teams one as they come.

“If you look at our group, it’s a very a good group. It’s 50-50 for each of the teams.

“You don’t underestimate any team because if you look at every team, they all have their rich pedigree in world football.

“Argentina, of course, have one of the best players in the world, Croatia have some of the best quality players though they struggled to qualify.

“When we were going to play against Argentina a couple of weeks ago, it was 6 to 1. But you see the truth is that in Nigeria we always believe and once we believe, we conquer.

“Our players are quite patriotic, they love the green white green and want to make the country proud.

“We have a team for tomorrow. We have a team for the next Nations Cup. A team for the next World Cup. Our team is peopled by. youthfulness. They have that energy they want to burn out,” he said.

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