By Joel Ajayi, Abuja
Super Eagles dashing proper wing participant, Ahmed Musa, disclosed that the underdog standing given to the nationwide team is nice however in all, “we are in Russia to make a positive impact” beaming sufficient confidence that they may qualify from their group forward of Argentina, Croatia and Iceland.
The team will face Croatia of their opening Group D fixture on the Kaliningrad Stadium on Saturday.
According to him, we wish to beat your team, and in fact, we don’t wish to lose,” Musa informed a cross-section of Croatian journalists after the team’s coaching in Essentuki.
“We are full of confidence, I believe in the ability of our team. You have seen today, the great atmosphere in our team. We are not scared, we’ve come here for great things.”
Aside from Croatia, the Super Eagles must cope with two-time champions Argentina and debutants Iceland for a spot within the second spherical.
Musa, who returned final season on mortgage to CSKA Moscow from Leicester City, believes the Eagles will want not less than six factors to scale by way of the primary spherical hurdle.
“Six points will be okay for us. Four points would be insufficient. I don’t think four will be enough. I think we must settle for six points,” he added.
He additionally singled out the duo of Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic as the important thing males for the Croats.
“Croatia has many top class players, but let me say that Modric and Rakitić are the best.”
Asked for his favorite to select the primary spot within the group, the previous VVV Venlo participant didn’t hesitate to select his nation.
“Nigeria of course,” he answered. “Even Argentina with Messi is not better than us.”