The Nigeria Football Federation General Secretary, Sanusi Mohammed has charged Nigerians not be frightened despite the two recent losses recorded by the Super Eagles in their pre-World Cup friendlies.
Nigeria suffered a 2-1 defeat to England on June 2 at the Wembley Stadium and went on lose to Czech Republic by a lone goal in Austria four days later.
Sanusi believes the three-time African champions will bounce back strongly when they take on Croatia in their opening World Cup group fixture on June 16.
“We are not worried by these defeats suffered in friendly games,” he told Complete Sports Nigeria.
“These are friendly games and they are meant to try new tactics and blend the team, the results don’t really matter because I know our boys were not at their best.
“There is no cause for alarm, the Super Eagles will bounce back, Sanusi said.
“You know the boys are not giving their best because they don’t want to sustain injury before the start of the World Cup. They are playing safe and I am sure they will go full blast when they face Croatia next week.
“The NFF have done their part in preparing the team for the World Cup, it is now left for the them to reciprocate the gesture by getting results in Russia. Nigerians should believe that the team will deliver in Russia.”