Nigeria will face Argentina this summer’s world cup in their final group F game and Nigeria defender Kenneth Omeruo is confident they can stop Argentina star Lionel Messi as so long as they try as a team.
The defender told fifa.com;
“I’m really looking forward to the game against Argentina,”
“I watch Messi a lot on TV. It’s going to be a team effort to try and stop him. Everyone will have to be positive and 100 per cent focused on the game.
“We will try as much as possible to keep a clean sheet. It will be difficult but we have to do that. They are the best players in the world and we have to show our quality by standing up to them.”
Omeruo also expressed his side’s ambition to reach at least the semi-finals in Brazil.
“We will first of all have to make sure we get maximum points from the first two games.
“I’m hoping we’ll get to the final, but I think at least the semi-finals.”
Aside from Argentina, Nigeria also meet Iran and Bosnia-Herzegovina at this summer’s showpiece.