CSKA Moscow of Russia attacker, Ahmed Musa has shot his mind back to Brazil 2014 World Cup, when he scored twice against Argentina, and confessed that he wants to enact a similar feat this time out in the country where he plies his soccer trade.
While casting a look ahead of the June 26 clash between Nigeria and Argentina at Russia 2018, Musa said he is eagerly anticipating another solid outing with the Super Eagles, but says the target this time would be to end it with victory.
Musa went on to declare that the Eagles will be all out on a revenge mission against the Argentines, by beating the South Americans at this year’s World Cup.
Musa, who twice in a matter of seconds cancelled out Lionel Messi’s goals before Marcos Rojo netted a winner to see Albiceleste finish top of the group, said it’s time for Nigeria to upturn the Argies.
The 25-year-old former Kano Pillars and VV Van Venlo of Holland speedster is also looking at Nigeria’s first match, against Croatia, and said the Eagles know how to handle their East European opponents, as he has history against them.
Musa said: “Nigeria are younger and, I hope, better than [we were] in Brazil. At that World Cup, I scored two goals versus Argentina, we lost 3-2, but both progressed.
“I wouldn’t mind if that happened again in Russia. But also, maybe it’s time for revenge against Argentina.
“Argentina is the best in the group going by name, and for us the most important thing is to not lose opening game against Croatia. I would be very happy with a draw.
“We already know how to play against Croatia, but of course I will not tell you. I played and scored against Croatia once, in 2011 at U20 World Cup and we won 5-2.
“The best Croatian player is Luka Modric, and I know VedranCorluka from the Russian league, he is a very intelligent defender.