Nigeria vs Croatia: Odemwingie speaks on Super Eagles defeat, Rohr’s error

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Luka Modric believes Croatia's opening 2-0 World Cup win over Nigeria can give them "wings" ahead of a clash with Argentina.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that in the match played in Kaliningrad, the Eagles lost through an own goal by Oghenekaro Etebo and a Luka Modric penalty kick.

Modric, though, accepts the test against Jorge Sampaoli's side will be a step up.

"We know we made some mistakes, too many important mistakes, and it is clear that we need to get better in order to move on, " the coach said.

The Super Eagles skipper said he was baffled at the manner the team conceded two goals from set pieces.

Rohr, while speaking at the post-match conference of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Group D fixture, said he and his players were aware they made some important mistakes during the game.

"Our organization was good, that is clear just as the tactics were not wrong, but we need to be more professional in the way we take the set pieces".

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"I think the young guys did well but we just have to keep going and trying to get better", he added.

The Super Eagles produced a better showing at the start of the second half, before Croatia put the match beyond them with another goal from the penalty spot after Mario Mandzukic was man-handled by Bursaspor defender William Troost-Ekong at a corner.

Rohr also said he was satisfied with the performance of Super Eagles captain Mikel Obi despite not delivering the goods for Nigeria.

"They (Argentina) have quality but this win will boost our confidence and I hope we can play well against them", Modric, who excelled in his role as a playmaker, told reporters. "Maybe against the favourites in our group. but they will have to play for a win because of the scoreline today that they never expected". "This will lift us to continue our journey", said Real Madrid midfielder Modric.

"Iwobi deserved his starting place, based on his performances in the last few days".

There's still much work to be done to emerge from the group but these three points are extremely important.

"Croatia did not score against us", Miss Ogechi Ikedi said.

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