A former captain of the Super Eagles, Sunday Oliseh on Monday said that Gernot Rohr’s men must not give too much attention on Argentina captain, Lionel Messi when they clash in the final Group D match of the 2018 World Cup.
Rohr’s side will on Tuesday night play against the La Albiceleste at the Saint Petersburg Stadium.
The Eagles head into the game after defeating Iceland 2-0 in their second game, while the South Americans were humiliated 3-0 by Croatia.
But Oliseh has admitted that the three times African champions will beat Argentina if they don’t focus on marking out Messi.
“Nigeria’s campaign started in the second half against Iceland. People saw that Croatia was difficult. They must beat Argentina,” Oliseh said in an interview with Brila FM.
“I think we have a good coach, but we (Nigeria) can beat this this Argentina side. Their team (Argentina) of 2014 is better than this one. They have infighting in the team, so this is a time Nigeria have to win.
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“We must be aware that this is the time Messi and others will want to play their best game. We have no choice but not give Lionel Messi any chance. But we can’t also give too much attention to Messi.
“He has other ‘generals’ but its looking good for us.”