“We respected Argentina too much. Messi is from another planet” – Stephen Keshi
With that stellar performance, beautiful brace and three man of the match awards (the first in this tournament), one cannot agree less with Super Eagles Head Coach, Stephen Keshi. The former Nigerian player in his post-match press conference heaped praises on the Argentine star who scored twice to keep his team at the top spot.
“Lionel Messi is so good he must be from Jupiter. Messi is one hell of a player. There are other high calibre players, but Messi is from another planet, he’s from Jupiter I think.” Keshi affirmed.
He also identified Nigeria’s shortcomings in the match and implored players to put in their best in the next game, which is against France.
“We respected Argentina too much. We relaxed on the second half, tried to play our game and improved then. I hope we can continue like this on the rest of the tournament. We know France is a very good team, they play very well. We know about them and we’ll have to prepare for that.” He added.
Credit: Goal.com Nigeria