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Ukraine vs Nigeria: What Rohr said ahead of friendly match



Super Eagles head coach Gernot Rohr predicted a difficult game when they face Ukraine in an international friendly on Tuesday. Rohr, speaking at the press conference on Monday, also backed Andriv Shevchenko’s men to qualify for the 2020 European Championship.

“Of course, we study the game of the national team of Ukraine. The team now has a very good position in the classification of the Euro 2020 qualifying group.

“Most likely, the Ukrainian team will qualify for the European Championship. In addition, new memories of the recent Ukrainian youth team match with Nigeria in the U-20 World Cup this year.

“In Ukraine, very progressive and talented young people. So, I think the Ukrainian team has a great chance of success in the near future, ”said Rohr.

The German tactician added: “The match with this team is a challenge for us. Not long ago, he was the head coach of the Niger team, and we met with the Ukrainian team in Kiev.

“I lost then with a score of 2-1, but we were very close to a draw. Of course, tomorrow we will have a difficult game, but I am positive. “In any case, this is a test game for us, whose result fades to the bottom for us.”