By Nnamdi Ezekute in Kaliningrad:
Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has expressed his disappointment following the team’s 2-0 defeat to Croatia in their 2018 World Cup Group D opener on Saturday, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
An own goal by Oghenekaro Etebo in the first half and a second-half penalty from Luka Modric sealed the win for Croatia.
The win means Croatia lead Group D on three points while Argentina and Iceland are joint-second on a point each following their 1-1 draw earlier on Saturday.
“We’re really disappointed we lost this game,” Rohr said in his post-match press conference.
“Croatia were the better team. We could have come back into it in the second half after we started very well before the penalty against us.”
Rohr expressed hope that the Super Eagles will bounce back in their next game against Iceland on Friday.
He added: “We’re a young team, we’re learning and I hope in the next game against Iceland we will do much better.”