Dusan Tadic has warned his Serbia teammates to be wary of their Nigerian opponents in Tuesday's friendly in London. The Southampton midfielder has alerted his teammates of the Super Eagles'pace, strength and dominance.
''Nigeria have a lot of good players, we expect a very physically game,'' Alo.rs quoted the forward as saying.
''They have players in Leicester and Chelsea, they are physically dominant, fast and strong.''
Also, the team coach Mladena Krystajic has warned the players that will need something extra to get a result against the Gernot Rohr-led men. The former Schalke player admitted the team faces a tough test against the three-time African champions. He also urged the team to forget about their loss to Morocco last week and concentrate on the game against the Eagles.
''Nigeria have a solid team with many of the players playing for European clubs,” HotSport.rs quoted him as saying.
''I expect a good reaction from our players and I think with good concentration, we can achieve a good result.
''I repeat, the most important thing is the result, everything else is irrelevant.''
Meanwhile, Nigeria captain Mikel Obi has ruled himself out of playing in the encounter as he is yet to resolve his work permit issue in China. The Tianjin Teda star could not travel to Poland for Friday’s fixture in Wroclaw due to the problem, and the former Chelsea midfielder has now confirmed that he will also miss today’s clash against Serbia.
Rohr has since invited Turkey-based midfielder Mikel Agu to replace him.