Super Eagles Aiming To Shock 'Messi-less' Argentina

Super Eagles Aiming To Shock 'Messi-less' Argentina

Super Eagles Aiming To Shock 'Messi-less' Argentina

64-year-old Rohr, whose 3-5-2 formation against the South American giants appeared to work out fine, praised his boys for their "great team spirit" and strong determination during the game.

Coach Jorge Sampaoli rested Lionel Messi following Argentina's 1-0 win over next year's World Cup hosts Russian Federation on Saturday and it seemed that they could cope without him.

"I am happy we came back from 2 goals down to win 4-2".

Twitter has hit out at Daniel Akpeyi, claiming he has no business in the Super Eagles.

"It's good victory for us, but it doesn't mean we've become favorites to win the World Cup", the coach said after the friendly.

"My biggest worry was the way the team played when we were behind". It turned out that the last match against Algeria in the qualifying tournament for the World Cup was held when we already qualified, " Rohr told Sport Express Russia.

Aguero remains in good form, but Argentina will need to do better in the final third if they are to make short work of the Nigerian threat.

"Our team is still work in progress", he said.

The Argentines, parading star players like Sergio Aguero, Javier Mascherano and Angel Di Maria, scored the first two goals of the game.

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