Croatia midfielder, Luka Modric has said that Nigeria cannot be taken lightly despite their poor showing in friendly matches before the 2018 World Cup.

Modric and his team-mates will face the Super Eagles in their opening fixture on June 16.

Nigeria has failed to win in their last four friendly game with defeats against Serbia, England and Czech Republic, while they were forced to a 1-1 draw by visiting Congo DR in a sendforth game in Port Harcourt.

“Nigeria like us have not been having nice results but it doesn’t mean they are a weak side.

“Like most African teams they are unpredictable, so we have to approach our game against them without putting their friendly results in mind,” Modric said in an interview with Croatia TV.