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RAKITIC, MESSI GIVE ME NIGHTMARE, SAYS GERNOT ROHR

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BY BOLAJI OKUNOLA.

 

Super Eagles technical adviser, Gernot Rohr believes Barcelona duo of Ivan Rakitic and Lionel Messi will certainly give his team a run for their money when Nigeria and Argentina meet on June 26 at the FIFA World Cup in Russia.

“Rakitic and Lionel Messi play every week for Barcelona” Rohr told www.sportsvillagesquare.com.  “As I speak with you, I see them as a major threat any opponent will find difficult to stop. They are both in form and that speaks how dangerous they are.

“We will be playing Croatia in our group opener and Iceland will be the next.  I hope we will get good results before having to face Argentina.

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“Messi is another player that gives me a lot of worry. We beat Argentina some weeks ago and I think it was due to his absent. If he plays against us in Russia then will shall be facing double trouble. I wish my players play every week for their clubs like Rakitic and Messi”.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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