As the group D clash between Nigeria and Croatia at the Russia 2018 world cup gets closer, Croatia national team scout Ognjen Vukojević believes Super Eagles boss Gernot Rohr has doubts about his goalkeepers and fullbacks ahead of the 2018 World Cup.
The Croat thinks the Eagles manager has to use the two friendly matches against England and Czech republic to settle his backline once and for all.
“Everyone can predict that the likes of Troost-Ekong, Leon Balogun, Obi Mikel, Victor Moses, Odion Ighalo, Alex Iwobi and Eddy Onazi are the likely starters against Croatia on June 16 but there is uncertainty regarding the fullback positions and the goalkeeper, though Francis Uzoho looks to be ahead in the pecking order.
”It is visible that Rohr has several other dilemmas, that he is not sure who will play on the two sides positions,” Vukojević said
”But I will not get into deeper analysis. We will of course now everything there is to know about Nigeria. Firstly, I will tell everything to our coach. He will have all the information.”
There strong indications that one of the full-backs – Elderson Echiejile, Tyronne Ebuehi and Ola Aina may be dropped from the final squad of 23.
It would appear that only Brian Idowu and Shehu Abdulahi are the first-choice full-backs.