FIFA World Cup

Messi: Nigeria has good players, ruthless on their day

Argentina captain Lionel Messi has bared his mind on the outcome of the final draw of the 2018 FIFA World Cup of which his country got drawn in the same group with Nigeria.

December 1 draw in Moscow has Group D composed of Argentina, Croatia, Iceland and Nigeria.

The Barcelona forward who has led the Albiceleste to victory over the Super Eagles on various occasions (at the youth and senior levels) admitted that the West Africans can wreck havoc when in form.

The 30-year-old made reference to the recent famous Eagles’ 4-2 victory over his side in an international friendly played in Krasnodar.

He stated that Gernot Rohr’s men could give enough room for oppositions to attack them as evident in the first half of the November 14 game, but they are dangerous when they find their rhythm.

”Nigeria are like that, they have two faces. If they have their day, they score four goals…,” said Messi to TyCSports.

”They have very good players it was clear in the second half; but they also allow you to play, they leave gaps and many spaces are generated”.

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