THE NEWSGHOST, NIGERIA – The Nigeria forward who bagged two goals against Iceland is optimistic that the Super Eagles can avenge previous defeats inflicted by Lionel Messi.
Ahmed Musa has warned Lionel Messi and Argentina about revenge when Nigeria take on Argentina in their decisive last group stage fixture of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The two goals by Musa means he is the highest goalscorer for Nigeria at the FIFA World Cup with four goals.
Nigeria is yet to defeat Argentina in a competitive match and Musa is hoping this will be their first win over the South America side as they hope to secure their qualification.
Speaking ahead of the game against Argentina which will determine the fate of both teams in the competition Musa hopes the Super Eagles can get revenge for past encounters.
According a recent report, he said, ‘Maybe it is time to take revenge.’
Musa who spent the latter part of the 2017/18 season on loan at CSKA Moscow from Leicester City also talked about how he performs with Messi on the opposing side.
Musa scored two goals against Argentina at the 2014 FIFA World Cup and also scored twice in a friendly encounter between Barcelona and Leicester City with Messi on the pitch on both occasions.
He said, ‘With Messi on the pitch I always do well. I also know from experience that scoring against Argentina is not difficult for me.
‘I take it step by step, but if I get an opportunity I have to take it.
‘We must work very hard. I know the importance of the game. If we draw we are through and Argentina are out. But we will play to win.’
The Super Eagles beat Argentina 4-2 in a friendly encounter just before the draws for the World Cup with Messi absent, but Musa is not getting carried away with the result of the previous fixture.
He said,’Messi was not there, but we know we can do it now. The belief is there, but we must remain humble.
‘What I like about my team is humility, solidarity, and fighting spirit.’
The Super Eagles of Nigeria take on Argentina on Tuesday, June 26, Kick off – 7 pm Nigerian time.
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