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Moses: Super Eagles Must Beat Tough, Tactical Iceland

Moses: Super Eagles Must Beat Tough, Tactical Iceland

By Adeboye Amosu:

Super Eagles forward Victor Moses has declared that the team must go all out for a win against Iceland in their Group D encounter at the 2018 FIFA World Cup today (Friday) in Russia but has further stated that he is looking forward to a difficult game against the debutants, reports Completesportsnigeria.com.

Moses and his teammates are looking to bounce back from the 2-0 defeat to Croatia in their first game last Saturday.

A win against Heimir Hallgrimsson’s men will put them in firm control to secure a passage into the knock out stages after Croatia thrashed Argentina 3-0 on Thursday.

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“It’s a difficult situation for us at the moment. The Iceland game, we need to get all three points. Obviously, it’s not going to be an easy game for us, ” Moses stated in an interview with FIFA TV.

“Iceland are a very tactical side. You see that in the way they played against Argentina. They did very well. They are going to come out with a new strategy against us. They will will defend well too.

“The most important thing is for us to stick together as a team and forget the game against Croatia.

“Hopefully, we will do the best we can do and get a win against Iceland. “

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  • Bestsports. 3 years ago

    Coach Gernot Rohr should be told not to be jittery or overshadowed by the world cup stage! He should go for the kill. Gernot shouldn’t depend on weather factor to win only one game! His statement are of an unconvincing coach! The way he is going about things let him remember to quickly change things or substitute any player who might fail to turn up without unnecessary delay! If moses Victor fumbled or mikel then he must quickly bulldoze BOTH of them out! Avoid unnecessary corner KICK or free kicks or set pieces against us or be prepared to defend it WITH your lives because that is ICELAND strong symbol point. If ONAZI and jeol obi have improved in training then they could be forgiven if only their QUALITY are really needed! Their must be more movements and penetrating attacking runs! Movement on and off the ball and string good and accurate passes together amongst themselves nicely. They must take their goal chances and score because it will be tightly contested match afterall Iceland also need a win! Limit the missed goal scoring opportunity. You will be victorious at THE final whistle. Ok you can read on if you haven’t.


    Oga German Rohr seems to talk a little too much! Rohr and his carefully selected boy have fumbled the winnable Croatia game and they are still pessimistic! Keshi took with him about 9 players including Ramon Azeez to last WORLD CUP 2014 and after they concentrated more about sharing finish then those 9 players vanish into thin air! Abnormal NIGERIA! Nigeria are experts in wanting short cut success without planning or working for it based on transitioning star youth teamers to the higher national team camp! We are begging half oyibo boys to pls play football for nigeria mother land. Bizarre Embarrassing philosophy! Ex international are never allowed to become NFF PRESIDENT like okocha and kanu to atleast bring experience and expertise football management. Football is Nigeria source of joy so we all must contribute to the development of all national team. Spain quickly drafted hierro to steady their ship and he is doing fine without chop changing first eleven or the Spanish stars PLAYERS. After almost two YEARs our Rohr isn’t settled with a properly thrilled first eleven starters and substitute? Embarrassment! Let us stay positive let them play the final must win two games which in all sincerity i find it difficult to see my dear nigeria qualify. In football you cannot offer what you don’t have! The team has resulted to miracle prayers as if other team worship satan? Hmmm they are more serious period!
    Pls continue reading my open LETTER.

    Last chance tournament in national team for IGHALO, SHEHU, ONAZI TB JOSHUA, ELDESON EJIEJILE, MIKEL OBI, JOEL OBI, AKPEYI. They should know it and fucking take down Iceland and Argentina or history will remember them all brutally negative! If they fail to qualify trust naija system or subsequent coaches to kick them out! Siasia should be told to be warming up by now ready to officially complete legit normal procedure and transition to COACH Nigeria. Unfortunately amaju PINNICH will be remembered as worst president in failure EVER! All BOARD and committee members and staff of NFF who are clueless will be dumbed and kicked out for GOOD! COACH Rohr should be told he is an old man coach now, so last chance to make history! Go and blow away Iceland and qualify by all means necessary! Nigeria are not in Russia to fashion out but we are there for football business! Not to say MY YOUNG TEAM EXCUSE! If they fail? Nigeria will ring massive changes! Ok pls back to open letter again.

    Please German coach rohr, before its finally too late for nigeria and before the USUAL phrase of ‘MY YOUNG TEAM EXCUSE OR GOING BACK TO DRAWING BOARD OR WE WILL LEARN FROM OUR MISTAKES EXPLANATIONS. pls listen! Nigeria, if at all must loss matches which is sometimes normal, we want to loss playing sexy and attacking football with spirited efforts by the whole TEAM. From time immemorial Nigeria strong point is the attack so we must utilize that options by making sure they score goals. If we must loss, we want to loss 5-3 or 5-4 against Nigeria, like siasia teams to all tournaments impromptu. Coach rohr, our defence are usually no nonsense type of selected players like OKECHUKWU AND taribo west. Not your new found soft belle oyibo breed amateurs defenders even idowu included. Coach rohr please mikel obi is well established number 6 defensive midfielder and not the by force number 10 attacking midfielder! Coach Rohr please iwobi is a brought up number 10 midfielder and rarely also perform as a winger! Coach rohr please ighalo goal drought in super Eagles is alarmingly embarrassing and a disastrous goals return and so the world cup proper isn’t a place to have easy better good luck! Coach Rohr please iheanacho goals ratio for nigeria is LEGENDARY dating back from youth teams. Ighalo from youth team goals ratio are a calamitous record! Coach Rohr please Ahmed musa hardly even gets the business done because inconsistency and the thought of two pretty wives at a young age are his irresponsible greatest undoing. Imagine the bad luck wishes from a legitimate abandoned first wife because he decided to be husband to multiple women and expect soaring career to flourish? Common sense! Musa is not dependable! Hmmm coach Rohr please a certain Samuel kalu of Gent could have replaced simon and then Nigeria retains that speed and skill but your so called scouts went blind. Your scout missed the transition of the nwakalis BROTHERS and Nigeria now lack CREATIVITY. Ok to amaju PINNICH, please remember Nigeria have failed to qualify for two nations cup under your watch and another disastrous consequences world cup? Your job amaju is on the line truth by told. Let nobody say YOUNG team again because we left experience ideye and efe Ambrose at home. Experience Players still on form. Even Ejide nko? Where are kenneth omerue defence partner at u17 level by name gbenga AROKOYO presently in Sweden? That guy was bloody good, Rabiu ibrahim nko our supposed new okocha!, and a couple of others talented Nigeria youthster who specially proved themselves BUT many are obviously in obscure countries and leagues because of Evil greedy Agents. Where are NFF advisory committee set up to guard our future stars? Hmmm coach Rohr please those proven YOUNGSTERS could be fished out and get them fit and they will play better football. No transition for musa MOHAMMED, usman Mohammed, nwakali two creative directors; sadik USMAN last Olympic top goalscorer for us, ezekiel on loan to las palmas, sokori, ajayi, where is micheal babatunde very impressive at 2014 WORLD cup, dele Ajiboye should have been Nigeria number 1 by now based on transition and even alampasu! Where is sunday mba! Revelation under keshi nations cup triumph, these and many more special proven youth players. Fish them out and train and oil their engine again and they will kick and take tackles for Nigeria! Because talent na talent. Talent doesn’t die since they are still young. Mix THEM up with our present Ajebutter squard?of course they can do destruction. Uzoho was upgraded and trained and his engine well oiled. Today Uzoho is number 1. Others can be fish out AND have their talents trained, oiled up and they are good to kill opponents. Amaju PINNICH over to you. to everyone Good luck against ICELAND. Thanks everyone for reading. We love Nigeria football of course. So we must contribute by writing! One love Naija people. CHEERS AND GOD BLESS US ALL Amen.

  • *******Tips for Super Eagles against Iceland********

    Who art thou great Iceland before the Super Eagles of Nigeria, you shall be turned to level grounds, not by excuses or poor tactics but by doing the same things in different ways to achieve a different result.

    Iceland is not entirely impervious as a team and the weaknesses below can be exploited by the Super Eagles to lethal effect:

    – Set-piece vulnerability: Believe or not, Iceland are susceptible to corner kicks and other set-pieces which contributed to their 5:2 loss to France in Euro 2016.

    – Counter attacks: Against Argentina, Iceland sat back and socked pressure because of players like Messi, Aguero etc. Against Nigeria, they are expected to be more expansive and adventurous which will leave them open to lethal counter-attacks. They are not known to cope well with this.

    – Long-balls: When it comes to long balls, Iceland are not as good defending them as they are attacking with them. Teams used long balls to good effects against them in Euro 2016 and world cup qualifiers.

    – Driven passes and low-range passes across the 18 yard box: Pacy wingers can be a bane to Iceland at the back. Crisp cut backs, mid-range crosses and passes across the 18 yard box can catch them out.

    – Disconnect their supporters: Whenever their vociferous supporters go into one of those their routines, the Super Eagles should try to retain possession. These routines do add a bit of spring in the steps of the Icelandic players, so you disconnect them from their fans wherever possible.

    Getting a positive result today is possible with homework, planning, focus and exploiting the weaknesses of Iceland

  • I will be brief here. The SE have no other choice but to win both remaining games to have real hope of advancing to the next round. Let us not keep harboring fantasies and go all out. No more ball watching please in all the remaining games. Iceland and Argentina are desperate and they know what the SE are capable of. That will be a battle to the final whistle. Go Eagles!!!!