#Russia2018: Expect Tough Challenge From 'Wounded' Argentina – Onigbinde
Adegboye Onigbinde, a former CAF/FIFA Coaching Instructor and ex-Super Eagles Technical Adviser, has warned the team to be wary of Argentina in their final Group D match on Tuesday.
The match slated for St. Petersburg will determine the Eagles’ progress at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Onigbinde said on Sunday at St Petersburg that the team should not underrate the Argies in the make-or-mar encounter.
“Nigeria played well to beat Iceland 2-0 to return into contention for the next round, but they should expect a tough challenge from the wounded Argentines.
“They are in a bad shape now as far as the ongoing World Cup is concerned, but they have a way of coming back when the chips are down.
“This is why the Super Eagles players and their coaching crew led by Gernot Rohr must cut short their celebration and prepare for a herculean task against Argentina on Tuesday,” the coach said.
The Super Eagles had lost 0-2 to Croatia in their opening game at Kaliningrad on June 16 but came back into reckoning after a 2-0 thrashing of Iceland on Friday at Volgograd Stadium.
Onigbinde commended the team for the dramatic comeback against Iceland via Ahmed Musa’s two goals.
But he says the players must forget that and be on their toes throughout the 90-minute against Argentina.
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