Leicester City attacker, Kelechi Iheanacho has declared that he and his colleagues in Nigeria’s national team will fight together as one in Tuesday’s match against Argentina, as he says the Super Eagles know what they have to do to win.
While admitting that the match in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, set to begin 7pm Nigeria time, will be tough and crunchy, the former former Manchester City youngster stressed that it is one battle the Nigerian squad want to win at all cost.
With that in mind, Iheanacho says Nigeria will eventually overcome their bogey team in the World Cup on Tuesday evening and fancies the Eagles’ chances of making it to the last sixteen at Russia 2018.
Apart from La Albiceleste being familiar opponents, Iheanacho played in the same Man City team with the Argies’ trio of Willy Caballero, Nicolás Otamendi and Sergio Aguero before transferring to Leicester in the summer of 2017.
Argentina’s manager, Jorge Sampaoli has to lift the morale of his players in the wake of their humiliating defeat to Croatia, which has left the South Americans on the brink of elimination, but Iheanacho says they will not get any favours from Nigeria.
Iheanacho said: ”They are a strong team as you know, we have played against them and we won, they wanted us to beat Iceland so that they come at us.
”It is going to be a difficult game for them, we have to fight together and do everything possible to beat them in that game despite they have good players and are a quality side. We need to show them we are from Nigeria.”