The assistant coach of Iceland, Helgi Koldvidsson, has revealed that the Super Eagles of Nigeria have a stronger team than West African rivals, Ghana.
Iceland squandered a two-goal lead against Ghana when both sides met in a pre-World Cup friendly in Reykjavik on June 7 as both sides settled for a 2-2 draw.
Koldvidsson was speaking with reporters ahead of his side’s Group D clash with Nigeria at the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Russia.
In his words, he said: “We saw in that game that [Ghana] are really good one against one. Nigeria has even stronger players. They are trying to look for situations were they can get one on one.”
“They won’t be trying to play through us which was the main thing in the Argentinian match.” He added.
Iceland and Nigeria meet at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd in search for a first victory at the tournament.
The Super Eagles are in a more precarious situation having lost 2-0 to Croatia in their first group game at the Kaliningrad Stadium in Kaliningrad on Saturday night.
Iceland were able to impress against two-time world champions Argentina as both sides played out a 1-1 draw and are joint second behind leaders Croatia on the table, while Nigeria occupy the last spot.