Argentina will use lessons learnt from the previous games of the Super Eagles of Nigeria at the ongoing Russia 2018 World Cup when both teams meet tomorrow in their final group D games.
This much was made known by the most capped player of Argentina Javier Mascherano ,who said they have seen how Nigeria fared against Croatia and Iceland respectively and that will guide them in tomorrow’s game.
Nigeria need an outright win against Argentina to progress to the round of 16 at the World Cup, while Argentina need a win and a victory for Croatia against Iceland in the other group game to progress.
Mascherano said they will no doubt approach the tie against Nigeria with a game plan to frustrate Nigeria from using their pace, strength and skills in tomorrow’s game.
“It’s a team with interesting players. We saw against Iceland how they suffered in the first half and quite a lot. But they hanged on brilliantly and in the second half he showed their best game in this World Cup”, he told FIFA TV.
What are the keys? “You do not have to give them spaces. With spaces he does a lot of damage to you, because they are very physical players, very fast. ”
So? “We must control their strongest points to limit them, and then take advantage of our opportunities.”