Nigeria is facing Argentina this evening in their final Group D 2018 World Cup fixture at the Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg.
Messi, however, said that apart from Musa, the Eagles have other big players that can be a threat to the South Americans.
Musa, who scored a brace for the Eagles against Iceland last week, has been viewed by many as the main threat in the Gernot Rohr’s squad when they take on the La Albiceleste on Tuesday night.
The Eagles head into the game after defeating Iceland 2-0 in their second game, thanks to Musa brace, while the South Americans were humiliated 3-0 by Croatia.
”Musa is not new to us. I expect us to deal with his pace. He is not new to us because of what he has. But there are other players for Nigeria, we have to be careful about as well”,
Messi was quoted as saying by the media in Argentina.
Super Eagles Manager, Gernot Rohr earlier today announced his starting lineup for the team’s crucial World Cup match against the Albiceleste of Argentina
The German has decided to stick with the same 3-5-2 formation that was used against Iceland last Friday.
There are no personnel changes as Deportivo de La Coruña goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho will start the biggest game of his career against Lionel Messi and others.
Nigeria’s top scorer in World Cup history, Ahmed Musa gets the nod up-front and he will be assisted by Leicester City teammate, Kelechi Iheanacho.
Nigeria Starting XI Vs Argentina: Uzoho; Balogun, Troost-Ekong, Omeruo; Victor Moses, Obi Mikel, Ndidi, Etebo, Idowu; Iheanacho, Musa.