Victor Moses says Super Eagles plan to score early against Iceland

22 June, 2018, 22:44 | Author: Malcolm Quinn
  • Iceland Coach Keeper We’re Not Better Than Nigeria We’ll Play To Our Strengths

The Eagles lost 2-0 to Croatia in their opening group fixture in Kaliningrad on Saturday and they have been under intense criticisms from their fans.

Nigeria will face Argentina in its final group match on Tuesday in St. Petersburg.

Musa is now the first Nigerian player to score a brace in two FIFA World Cup matches. I was a bit nervous going into this match, but I must commend Coach Gernot Rohr for accepting criticisms and changing tactics for this game.

He assured the players of the support and the prayers of many Nigerians back at home.

The win vindicated the decision of Rohr to overhaul his attack after a limp 2-0 defeat to Croatia in Nigeria's opener, bringing in Musa and Kelechi Iheanacho at the expense of strikers Odion Ighalo and Alex Iwobi.


Nigeria plays Iceland on Friday. Musa deftly controlled the ball before slamming it past Iceland goalkeeper Hannes Halldorsson on the half-volley.

Iceland had a chance to reduce the scoreline in the 89th minute, when they got a penalty, awarded by the VAR but Gylfi Sigurdsson went on to miss it.

The victory means Nigeria move into second in Group D on three points from their two games - two behind Croatia on six but two ahead of Iceland and Argentina, who are on one point apiece.

But Nigeria's second-half display in Volgograd was arguably as good as any in the World Cup and came after a fairly dour first half in which the Super Eagles did not register a shot on target.

He said, "We have a plan to apply for Iceland in the hope of achieving goals early and making them feel bad", Moses said.

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