Gernot Rohr, Nigeria’s Super Eagles Coach has blamed the defeat of the Nigeria by Argentina in the last Group D match on lack of experience.
The Super Eagles lost 2-1 on Tuesday falling to a late goal from Marcus Rojo after Victor Moses had cancelled out Lionel Messi’s opener.
The defeat means Argentina joins Croatia in the round of 16 with Nigeria crashing out along with Iceland.
Gernot Rohr explained that his young team missed little experience that would have helped them against the South Americans.
“We are disappointed. My young team was missing a little experience to handle the final minutes. I’m proud of my time. We have to accept.
“This kind of matches builds the character of a team. They’ll learn. The World Cup has come a bit early. In 4 years, they’ll learn,” Gernot Rohr told media men in Russia after the match.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) board are expected to make a statement soon on the future of Gernot Rohr as the coach of the Super Eagles. Had reported how Argentina left it late for them to book their place in the round of 16 in Russia 2018 after a 2-1 victory against Super Eagles of Nigeria.
Argentina will now face France in their next game at the Russia 2018 World Cup while Croatia faces Denmark.
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