Gerharz saw the Nigerian team coming third in their group, adding that Croatia and Argetina have what it takes to make the second round in the group.
The German, however, posited that the Super Eagles of the ’90s remains his all time African best team in the history of the World Cup.
Speaking exclusively with PM Express, Gerharz said that that the present squad of the Super Eagles appear weak, not in the class of the ’90s and may not qualify from the group stage , as he insisted that Croatia are more formidable to clicnh the second spot, while Nigeria may console herself with coming third and gets eliminated in the first round.
“Nigeria will come third in the group. Argentina and Croatia will qualify from the group, ” he added. He admitted that his native Germany, the defending champions, may not retain the World Cup, as he named Brazil, Spain and France as teams that have great qualities to win the tournament in Russia.”
Brazil are very good. The team can win the tournament. Spain and France are the other teams that can also win the trophy. Germany are having goalkeeping problems in the team . Manuel Nuewa just came back from injury and Tiegan of Barcelona also gives problem,” he said.