Eagles not afraid of Messi- Rohr

Eagles not afraid of Messi- Rohr

 Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr and goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa say the form of Argentina superstar Lionel Messi is not giving them worries ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup.


The Eagles are in Group D alongside Argentina, Iceland and Croatia at the Mundial and would clash against their South American foes in their final group game in Saint Petersburg on June 26.

Both sides have met at the World Cup four times with the more illustrious South Americans triumphing on all occasions.

Messi has been in terrific form in La Liga helping Barcelona claim top spot with 72 points in 28 matches, eight points above second-place Atletico Madrid and 15 points above champions and bitter rivals Real Madrid.

Rohr and Ezenwa said they were not shaken by the dazzling displays of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, who was excused from La Albiceleste’s friendly 4-2 defeat to the three-time African champions in Krasnodar, Russia, last November.

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