Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr is confident his team will be prepared to take on any team they are drawn against in Friday’s 2018 FIFA World Cup draw, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Friday’s Final Draw is billed to hold at the State Kremlin Palace from at 4pm Nigerian time.
“All the teams that are in the Final Draw, except the host nation Russia, played qualifying matches. They all emerged from tough encounters and therefore, none can be tagged ‘weak,” Rohr told thenff.com from the Crowne Plaza World Trade Centre, Moscow on Thursday.
“In the next 24 hours, we will enter the State Kremlin Palace for the Final Draw and a couple of hours later, everyone will know their opponents. There is no apprehension. If you have to be listed among the best, you have to conquer the better teams and even beat some of the best.”
The Super Eagles defeated superpowers Argentina 4-2 in a recent friendly in Russia, giving Rohr belief that his team are in good shape.
“We don’t see that as more than a friendly, but what we took away was the capacity of the boys to respond appropriately to adversity, and I loved their reaction,” Rohr added.
“Seriously speaking, every team has the right to dream. But we have our heads on our shoulders and our feet on the ground, and whatever draw comes, we will take it one match at a time.”