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Eagles won’t play for draw versus Argentina – Rohr

Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has revealed that the team will take serious every slight chance in their group showdown against Argentina on Tuesday.

Poised to get a point at minimum against the South Americans, the 64-year-old German stated that the encounter will be a difficult one but they will not play for a draw.

“Simply put, we must take even half chances, and be on the offensive as much as possible,” Rohr said on the NFF official website on Sunday.

“Perhaps, a draw could be good to qualify, but we cannot think and play for a draw. Sometimes, when you play for a draw, you get punched in the face late in the day.

“It will be a tough game and we must go with a tough mentality from the start to the end.”

Nigeria are placed second in Group D with three points behind leaders Croatia, who are already guaranteed a place in the Round of 16 having garnered six points.

The Eagles will slug it out against the two-time World Cup champions on Tuesday evening at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in their last group game.

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