Mutiu Adepoju, a former Super Eagles midfielder, has urged the handlers of the team to be steadfast in the decisive match against Argentina at the ongoing 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Nigeria is currently on three points behind Croatia who have six points, while Argentina and Iceland both on a point each are behind NIgeria.
Adepoju said the team should be wary of the Argentines even though they have meet in pervious encounters.
“The Headmaster” as he is fondly called, said that Argentina will play their hearts out to against Nigeria and would go to all lengths to get a win.
“The boys need to believe in themselves that they can defeat the Argentines and not to rest on their oars because we need the point to qualify to the next round.
“They should not think negatively about defeating the Argentines because of our previous encounters with them, instead channel those thoughts positively,’’ he said.
Adepoju said that they also needed to up their game and play better than they did with their last game against the Icelanders.
“They need to play both defensive and offensive while keeping the ball within them so as to keep the Argentines frustrated.
“The boys should work together as a team and go out all to play without fear though the Argentines will have a trick or two up their sleeves but they should be wary of it,” he said.
The former Real Madrid player said that he believed that Nigeria would win the game to qualify to the round of 16 if the team stuck to themselves believing that they could and play a better football pattern.