Lionel Messi speaks about Nigeria's clash with Argentina in Russia 2018

Lionel Messi speaks about Nigeria's clash with Argentina in Russia 2018

- Lionel Messi has explained that the Super Eagles have good players ahead of Argentina vs Nigeria clash at Russia 2018

- The Barcelona superstar admitted that the Super Eagles can score four goals in a match if they are in their best day

- He also revealed that the Super Eagles also allow their opponents to play by leaving free gaps

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is worried about his country's chances of qualifying for the next round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup which will hold in Russia.

Argentina have been drawn in Group D for the Russia 2018 World Cup where they will face Iceland, Croatia and the Super Eagles of Nigeria.

While speaking with TyC Sports which is an Argentine TV sports channel, Lionel Messi revealed that the Super Eagles of Nigeria are a strong side that cannot be predicted.

Lionel Messi speaks about Nigeria's clash with Argentina in Russia 2018

Lionel Messi speaks about Nigeria's clash with Argentina in Russia 2018 (photo: Mirror)

“Nigeria are like that, they have two faces. If they have their day, they score four goals.

“They have very good players, it was clear in the second half (in Krasnodar); but they also allow you to play, they leave gaps and many spaces are generated.” he told TyC Sports.

The last time Lionel Messi faced the Super Eagles of Nigeria was in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and he scored two goals as Argentina beat Nigeria 3-2.

But he missed the recent friendly match between his country and Nigeria in Russia where the Super Eagles came from two goals down to beat Argentina 4-2.

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Nigeria and Argentina will meet in their last Group D encounter at the Russia 2018 World Cup on June 21.

Earlier, NAIJ.com had reported Lionel Messi and 4 other Argentine players who have scored for Argentina against Nigeria at the World Cup.

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Source: Sports.naija.ng

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