Nigeria executed a public relations coup ahead of their meeting with Argentina on Tuesday evening, with Brian Idowu accompanying coach Gernot Rohr to this afternoon's press conference held in St. Petersburg.
The Super Eagles have played Argentina four times in the group stage in their last five appearances in the World Cup (1994, 2002, 2010 and 2014) and were on each occasion narrowly beaten by a single goal margin, but the Amkar Perm defender who was born in Saint Petersburg has stressed that those results will not determine the result of tomorrow's match.
”It is going to be a big game, it is going to be a very important game for both teams, hopefully we will show good football for the world to see, of course, we are hoping that we get the job done and qualify from the group,” the Amkar Perm defender said at the press conference.
”We have met Argentina already a lot of times in the group stages in the World Cup. It doesn't add pressure because that was in the past, we are here now to play in the present which is more important right now.
”Of course, we have watched the matches and learned from the mistakes we did back then, and we are going to improve on it.”
The Super Eagles defender, who netted on his debut for Nigeria in a friendly against Argentina last November, started the first two matches in Russia.
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