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2018 World Cup: Russian coach, Stanislav reveals Argentina’s greatest problem

June 13, 2018 8:19 PM
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2018 World Cup: Russian coach, Stanislav reveals Argentina’s greatest problem

Coach of Russian national team, Stanislav Cherchesov has revealed Argentina’s greatest problem as the South Americans prepare to face Nigeria.

According to him, the Argentina squad depend so much on their captain, Lionel Messi.

Stanislav noted that they lost to Nigeria and Spain in pre-World Cup friendlies because Messi was not fielded.

The Super Eagles came from two goals down to beat the two-time world champions 4-2 in Krasnodar last November.

Kelechi Iheanacho, Brian Idowu and Alex Iwobi (2) were the scorers, Gernot Rohr’s side.

”Argentina’s problem is that they are not psychologically prepared to play without Messi,” Cherchésov told La Vanguardia.

”I’m not saying it’s a team of one player, but they can not play without him. This was when, after the match with us, they played with Nigeria, and also lost to Spain. They depend on Messi.”

Messi has been directly involved in six goals (4 goals, 2 assists) in five appearances against the Nigerian national teams in the past.

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Source: dailypost.ng

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