Skipper Mikel Obi warns Argentina Super Eagles now much improved

Skipper Mikel Obi warns Argentina Super Eagles now much improved

The Eagles match against South American giants, Argentina in Tuesday's friendly at the Krasnodar Stadium in Russian Federation will kick of by 5:00 pm Nigerian time.

However, the chances of both players making their debut against Argentina will depend on what formation coach gernot Rohr intends to deploy.

Messi linked with Sergio Aguero to capture a late 1-0 victory against the Russians, with Argentina dominating possession as they battled for territory. Last time out, Nigeria lost 2-3 to Argentina in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

"We are like the fans disappointed he won't play this game, but it won't change our approach to it".

"If you must do well at the World Cup then you must prepare well and to prepare well, you must play the best teams".

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.

Ironically, he is one of five Nigeria players who can boast of having scored against Argentina at senior level.

"It is important for us to see how everything is arranged here before coming to Russian Federation in 2018".

Mikel obi was rested for Friday's world cup qualifier in Algeria.

The South Americans have been hugely inconsistent in the past 12 months and have appeared short of inspiration during Messi's absences.

The Coach Genort Rohr-tutored side are keen to halt the dominance of the Argentines and they are ready to match them pound for pound.

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