Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr has urged his players to humble themselves and remain in the right frame of mind for the Africa Cup of Nations which begins this weekend in Egypt.
Rohr has always played down his team’s chances, even though the Super Eagles are seen as one of the Cup favourites.
“Our aim at this moment is to stay humble and not get too excited,” the Nigeria coach told BBC Sport
“To say we have to win the Afcon is not my philosophy because we are a very young team.
“As of now the president said we should win it, yet this isn’t the belief system. We are just causing an arrival after a time of nonattendance so we to need to play with joy and eagerness in Egypt.”
The 65-year-old German further advised that his squad is a youthful gathering, yet a semi-finals advancement is conceivable. “Our young group will do the best. We get an opportunity to achieve the last four, which for me is as of now a decent outcome.
They did very well in Russia and won hearts, I can tell from the responses of the fans at home and wherever I go.