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Perisic: Croatia Respect Nigeria But We Need Victory In Our First Game

Perisic: Croatia Respect Nigeria But We Need Victory In Our First Game

By Nnamdi Ezekute in Kaliningrad:

Croatia star Ivan Pericic believes his side must beat the Super Eagles on Saturday if they are serious of advancing at the Russia 2018 World Cup.

The Europeans face Nigeria in their opening Group D fixture on Saturday in Kaliningrad from 8pm Nigerian time.

“Victory over Nigeria would give us confidence and it would be easier for us to continue in the competition,” Inter Milan star Perisic said during a pre-match press conference on Wednesday.
“We respect Nigeria, who regularly qualifies for big competitions, but it’s all up to us and so we will give it our best shot.”

Perisic then promised that Croatia players will give their all during the World Cup.

“We all have to be on a high level if we want something to be achieved, and experience so far can help me, I hope I will be better and better but in the end individuals are not important individuals, the whole team is important, including the doctors.

“I do not know if this is the last chance, but it’s true that most players are in their best years and maybe some players are ready for another try, but there is no fear, we’ll all give 100 percent.”

COMMENTS

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  • Omo9ja 5 months ago

    “Victory over Nigeria would give us confidence and it would be easier for us to continue in the competition,” So, Croatia already considered that they have beaten Nigeria before meeting Nigeria on Saturday? Interesting!

    Super Eagles Will wowed you Croatia. I would be very grateful if Super Eagles win this match on Saturday. Eagles have a point to prove in this tournament.

    Eagles have no choice but to go out there and make Africa proud. We deserve some class. I’m so glad that they tagged us “underdog”. No wahala. Fingers crossed. God bless Nigeria!!!

    • Ejike 5 months ago

      Don’t mind them. I watched a video where they used Falcon to predict the match and the useless bird went and perch on the Croatia’s flag. Lols they will be shocked when Nigeria beat them on Saturday.

      • … Some fingers are about to get burnt! !! Nigeria all the way. Nigeria will win convincingly no worries my brethren so. ..Ososomaye is in no doubt in control!!!!