Leicester City of England attacker, Kelechi Iheanacho has added his voice to permutations about the Super Eagles’ chances of getting to the second round at Russia 2018, and admits it will not be easy, because they are in a difficult group.
While acknowledging that playing their last game against Argentina is a relief, Iheanacho also noted that the match would give him the opportunity of coming up against one of his soccer idols, Lionel Messi.
The former Manchester City lad admits it would be a honour playing against Messi, who he says is always amazing to watch, Iheanacho stated further that the Eagles will have to work pretty hard in order to emerge from Group D.
Iheanacho further disclosed that Messi remains his idol, but he is hoping that the Eagles will beat Argentina to get something out of the difficult group.
The Eagles will meet Croatia and Iceland before playing Argentina, however, Iheanacho says the last match is the one he is looking forward to most.
“It’s a difficult group, I think the most difficult if you ask me, but people will think it is not the most difficult.
“It’s going to be a difficult group because all the countries are strong and trying to get something as well.
“The countries, they are not messing around, they are strong countries so everyone will be strong and looking to get points to go through to the next round
“I’ve had the opportunity to train with Messi when I was at the [Manchester] City Academy and he is something else.
“I hope we get something against them and he’s going to play, so it’s going to be something good, a memory to play against Messi. He’s one of my idols so I look up to him.”