Rohr Not intimidated By Messi: He Is One Of The Best Players But We Are Not Scared
Published: March 12, 2018
Rohr Not intimidated By Messi: He Is One Of The Best Players But We Are Not ScaredSuper Eagles coach Gernot Rohr has declared that the Super Eagles will not be intimidated when they clash with two-time world champions Argentina and Lionel Messi at the 2018 World Cup.

The Barcelona superstar has already faced Nigeria twice in Fifa's showpiece event, at South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014, where he netted a brace in his team's 3-2 win at Estádio Beira-Rio.

''We know he’s (Messi) one of the best players in the world but we are not worried about anybody because we have a good team,'' Rohr told The Punch.

''The game against Argentina will be a tough one and it will be very interesting going into the group’s last games.

''Perhaps we don’t have players we had in the 1990s, when only one player could make the difference.

''But now, we have a young team playing good and quality football, not only one or two quality players who can make the difference.''

Nigeria will face off with Argentina in both countries last Group D fixture at Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg on June 26, 2018.

Igho Kingsley



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