Nasarawa United Chairman, Barrister Isaac Danladi has said the Super Eagles have a lot to put right in their next World Cup outing.
The Eagles who lost their group D opener to Croatia will face Iceland in a make or mar match at the Volgograd Stadium on Friday afternoon.
“The hours have gone by after the defeat on Saturday and am sure Gernot Rohr is analysing what happened,” Futbalgalore.com reports Danladi as saying.
“We have an opportunity to reverse the situation on Friday against Iceland and there’s a lot to correct.
“We have to change the pessimistic atmosphere. We’ve earned the right to be trusted.
“This is football and we believe that if we do things right, better, and don’t make mistakes then we have many options still.
“There’s still life and we have many things to say, to show we can compete despite the bad result against Croatia.
“For Iceland we require pace, intensity and we need to know where we can hurt them, because they know very well.”
Danladi expanded on Friday’s meeting with the Europeans, warning that it will be another difficult test.
“Iceland almost always plays matches like that. They approach things bravely and go for the opponent, with no speculation. They’re aggressive and intense,” the Chairman of the Club Owners said.
“We know them very well and they know us. Before the game against Croatia it was important and is more after the defeat. It’s practically a knockout round game for us and am sure the Eagles will meet it with a lot of intensity.
“I saw the highlights of Iceland’s match against Argentina. They played their style but Argentina also had chances and were in the game.”
The NFF Technical Committee Member was asked if he could explain how Nigeria’s defeat to Croatia eventually was and said they were punished as they tried to get back in the match.
“At 0-0 we tried to reply with more heart than head and so we became disorganised, but I don’t think you can blame our physical condition,” he said.
“The Croats used the space and got two goals.”
“We can right our wrongs on Friday, he added.