World Cup: Why The Super Eagles Must Not Lose Against Croatia – Victor Moses Fires Warning
Super Eagles winger, Victor Moses has urged his teammates to produce a stellar performance when they face Croatia in their opening match on Saturday, saying it is a tie they must not lose.
The Chelsea midfielder was unhappy about the Eagles’ defeats against Serbia, England and Czech Republic, saying they must end the losing streak when they face the Balkans.
”This game is very important to us because it is very important to start winning,” Moses told Croatian media Sportske Novosti.
”You have a particularly strong line and attack, the most important thing for us is to be concentrated, then we can beat Croatia.
”The most important thing is to not lose this first game because they are sometimes the most important to qualify from the group. Croatia can beat anyone, but Nigeria can beat Croatia. We’ll have to make it as a team.”
Nigeria have not won their last three opening games at the World Cup, losing 1-0 to Argentina in 2002 and 2010, and playing out a goalless draw with Iran four years ago.
Nigeria are in Group D of the 2018 World Cup alongside Croatia, Iceland and Argentina.