Coach of the Super Eagles of Nigeria, Gernot Rohr has revealed a bit of the plans he has for the team’s first game at the Russia 2018 world cup. According to him, he will wait till the last minute before he picks his starting XI for Saturday’s opening game against Croatia.
“I will wait till the last minute to announce the team to start the game (vs Croatia),” Rohr said at a press conference in Essentuki.
“I wish to see who is really fit,” Gernot Rohr said.
There are already speculations that the German will make a few changes to his usual starting XI due to some of the top stars still battling to be physically fit for the tournament which begins on Thursday.
He again said he was satisfied with the work on the players’ fitness at the training camp in Austria.
“The team are ready physically after we worked well and showed commitment in Austria,” he said.
“We have another three days to be ready tactically.”