Super Eagles Is Not A Walk Over For Argentina – Messi
Ahead of the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup, which will kick off on June 15, Friday, Argentina and Barcelona super star, Lionel Messi, stated that his country has little understanding about the make up of the Nigeria team.
Nigeria and Argentina who are both in Group D, will face each other in the last group game, the Argentina forward has the believe that the Iceland and Croatia game will be more demanding that the Nigeria game.
During an interview with UK Express, he revealed that the match against the super eagles of Nigeria will not be a walk-over, because he does not know much about the team.
The Barcelona star said, “The important thing is that we are here in this World Cup and that we give everything to achieve as much as we can.
“If Argentina goes out there and plays as we know we can then it will be very difficult to beat us.
“We have experienced World Cups before and we know that every rival will come out to try and beat us and play the game as if it is a final. That always makes it more complicated. But we are used to it.
“It will be important to start strongly. Iceland did well in their last tournament so the first match will not be comfortable. But these are the ones to win if you don’t want the next matches to be even more complicated.”
“Croatia is a good team with players in the big European leagues and that makes them dangerous.
“We don’t know so much about Nigeria but the African teams are normally compact, tough and strong. So it will be no walkover.”
Meawhile, Players and officials of the Nigerian national football team arrived at Mineralnye Vody International Airport, in Russia on June 11, 2018, ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup football tournament.