Super Eagles midfielder John Ogu says the team has now shifted its focus to Tuesday’s International friendly match against two-time World Cup champions, Argentina after been held to a 1-1 draw by Algeria in Constantine of Friday.
The Hapoel Beer Sheva of Israel star saw his well-curled effort cancelled out by Algeria captain, Yacine Brahimi through a controversial penalty as Nigeria ended the 2018 World Cup final qualification phase unbeaten in 6 matches.
In an exclusive chat with www.busybuddiesng.com after the match against Algeria’s Fennecs, the 29-year old who played for the first time under current Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr, on Friday, says the team is looking forward to a better outing against the South American giants on Tuesday in Krasnodar, Russia.
“It was a good result (against Algeria) even though we feel like we deserved to have won,” Ogu said. “But the referees, they know best.
“We just want to continue like that; we want to keep fighting.
“Now we are looking at traveling to Russia to play against Argentina-one of the best countries in the world.
“We are looking forward to the game and we are going to work hard to play a better football against Argentina,” Ogu promised.
The high-profile friendly match between Nigeria’s Super Eagles and Argentina’s La Albiceleste, who will be without superstar Lionel Messi, kicks off by 6:30 pm Nigerian Time (4:30pm in Russia).