World Cup: Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr wants to face Germany in draw

Gernot Rohr wants Nigeria vs Germany at World Cup

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has said he would like to have Nigeria and Germany in the same World cup

Nigeria football lovers might be skeptical about this as Germany are the World champions and the number one football Nation, but Rohr who is half-German believes that his motherland struggles against African opposition.

"I know Germany very well and sometimes they have difficulties against African teams," he told BBC Sport.

"Drawing Germany would be very nice but for my mother it would be difficult - because she is for Germany!"

The only match the 2014 World champions failed to win over 90minutes was against Ghana during the group stages.

Germany also needed extra time to beat Algeria, another African team.

Despite being the first African country to qualify for the World Cup, the Super Eagles would most likely get a tough draw  as they are in pot 4.

Pot 1 includes Germany, Brazil, Argentina, France and some other teams, while the likes of Spain and Englad are in pot 2.

Gernot Rohr is hoping to have a good performance at the World Cup as he said "We are now paying the bill for the bad results two years ago,"

"Since I arrived, I think we have moved up 17-18 places so we have a better Fifa ranking now. All the teams in our group will be good because they have a higher level in Fifa.

"We will have a difficult group because we are in the last pot and we are supposed to have big teams with us. We are realistic, we wait for the draw and afterwards, we will organise our planning and our friendly games.

"We will do our best and it will be a wonderful adventure in any case."

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