The Ex-Internationals on Friday joined other ecstatic Nigerians to congratulate the Super Eagles of Nigeria over their deserved 2-0 win over Iceland in the battle of Volgograd in the ongoing Russia 2018 World Cup.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that a second half brace from Eagles winger Ahmed Musa gave them the much needed victory.
Congratulating the Eagles, ex-international, Mutiu Adepoju, a.k.a. Headmaster, said that he was very happy over the win, but warned the Gernot Rohr-tutored team over the match against Argentina who might fight like a wounded lion.
“It was a good win that makes everyone happy and the change of formation really worked well, which tallies with what the players are familiar with.
“However, it is going to be difficult against Argentina, but it is possible only that we should have it at the back of our mind that Argentina’s game will be different from Iceland.
“’Argentina will approach the game like a wounded lion because they lost scandalously to Croatia and they won’t want a repeat of that which will send them out in the group stage.
“Losing two matches in a row will be a thing the Argentines won’t want, so we have to be determined to beat them, ” he said.
For another ex-international, Bright Omokaro, victory over Iceland was sweet, but the Eagles cannot afford to let their guards down against Argentina.
“The victory is sweet and a good way to bring us hope of qualification which has reduced tension.
“In as much às we have had the victory over Iceland, great caution should be applied against a more battle-ready Argentina.
“The Eagles should not think that beating Argentina in the friendly match or loss to Iceland is a yardstick because they are different now.
“They can only win if they apply same commitment, dedication and approach against Iceland to beat Argentina, and if they play that way, they are on the way to qualification to the knockout stage,” he said.
Former goalkeeper, David Ngodia (Ngo), said he had never doubted the capabilities of the Super Eagles, adding that they could defeat Argentina with same mentality.
“I say congratulations to the Eagles over their well deserved victory, I never doubt their capabilities and today, they really played the way we want them to.
“We are all happy because they have given us a hope of qualification to the next stage. I am not afraid of Argentina team because they are so poor this time around.
“However, the form of our next opponents should also be a concern so that we should not underrate them, the team losing by 0-3 to Croatia is nothing because same team beat us too.
“The Eagles should have it at the back of their minds that we have had our own poor run against Croatia too, so the best we should do is to aim high against Argentina, no room for complacency,” he said.
NAN reports that Nigeria will face Argentina on Tuesday, June 26 to determine who qualifies for the knockout stage in the Group D standing

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