Argentina superstar, Lionel Messi, has faulted Super Eagles tactical approach to games, saying the Gernot Rohr lads give opponents so much space to operate.
The Barcelona forward said this when he was asked in an interview with FIFA online to analyse the strength and weakness of the teams in Group D ahead of Russia 2018 World Cup.
He said: “One day they score four goals, the next one, they leave plenty of space for you to do anything.”
Messi described the senior national team of Nigeria as inconsistent in terms of how they approach games.
The Barcelona superstar scored twice, the last time Nigeria faced Argentina at the World Cup, which was at the 2014 edition in Brazil.
Grouped alongside Nigeria, Croatia and Iceland, Messi was asked by FIFA online to analyse the strength and weakness of the team in the same group as his country Argentina.
Speaking on the Super Eagles, Messi said, “One day they score four goals, the next one, they leave plenty of space for you to do anything.”
Speaking further, he said, “It might seem easy, but Iceland are tough and well organised while “Croatia, they give you more room to play but they have great players.”
The Super Eagles and Argentina will meet on June 26 in the final round of group games at the Russia World Cup 2018.