As the Super Eagles of Nigeria file out against Argentina on Tuesday, June 26, Nigerians are expecting the very best of performance from them. Of course they must have learnt some lessons after their 2-0 win over Iceland last Friday.
The coach, Gernot Rohr and his players will require to tackle a desperate Argentina team as if their life depends on the victory.
For them to win...:
Gernot Rohr must get his line-up right
His decisions on players and game formation must be right with the selection of players sent unto the Krestovsky stadium, Saint Petersburg.
There should be no mistakes, not even the minutest, from the start.
- Team must do more running
The Nigerian team had less of the ball possession in their opening match against Croatia, but against Iceland the players had more of the ball and ran less.
The Argentines, we need say, will try to be everywhere on the pitch, hence, the Super Eagles must match them step-for-step .
- Score the first goal from the first blast of the whistle.
As much as a draw will take the Super Eagles into the second round, a convincing win guarantees them an automatic ticket. So, the team needs to score first to either take all three points or a draw at least .
- Start with a fast tempo
The Super Eagles transition must be creative, quick and precise to hurt the Argentines, who are clearly on low morale.
But Argentina will seriously seek to win, to stand a chance of progressing to the second round, which means that they will come all out to attack .
NIGERIA Vs ARGENTINA : How Super Eagles Will Approach Game
Nigeria's Super Eagles team is currently focused on its final crucial Group D fixture against Argentina at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
It is a crucial game for the two teams, especially as the encounter promises to be a fire- for- fire clash, and the Nigerian representatives are expected to give their best and do something better .
As a result, the Nigeria team has to be well prepared to handle the Lionel Messi-led side to secure a positive result against Argentina in the all-important clash.
Nigeria only need to stick to its game plan, maintain confidence on the pitch and eschew defeat against the South Americans, to book their place in the knock-out stage of the tournament .
Already, the players have put the 2-0 well deserved victory over Iceland behind them and their focus is now on Argentina.
So, it is essential that the players and the team's technical crew remain focus and plan their game strategy quite well.
It is worth recalling that Nigerians celebrated the Super Eagles win over Iceland, but the main thing on the mind of the players and all football-loving Nigerians now is preparations for the game against Argentina.