Tuesday, 26 June 2018

#WorldCupUpdate: No mercy for Messi - Super Eagles

Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr and defender Brian Idowu say they are determined to top their Group D 2018 World Cup clash against Argentina in Saint Petersburg today to end Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi’s dreams.
Argentina need a win to remain in Russia in a fixture a draw could see the Super Eagles land in the Round of 16, depending on the outcome of the other group tie between leaders Croatia and Iceland at the Rostov Arena. 

Rohr said “We are not focusing on Messi, although he is still one of the best players in the world despite his problems. Everybody loves him but in football there is no mercy, there is no pity. Everyone wants to win and no one can make any gifts, even if we like him so much . We focus on our own game and the things we have to do to win this important game. Argentina seem to be doubting themselves and we capitalise on that. I feel we have a hungry team.”

Russia- born Idowu said “We are not focusing on the problems in the Argentine team but on ourselves. We are going to be aggressive but avoid conceding free- kicks in dangerous areas. It will be our main goal, to make it Messi’s last World Cup game. As much as we enjoy watching Messi play, it’ s against us. There's only one option for us which is that he plays his last game in St .Petersburg.”

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