Argentine superstar, Lionel Messi has predicted a tough time for the Albiceleste when they face the Super Eagles at the 2014 Fifa World Cup finals in Brazil.
The two countries will go head to head on June 25 at the Estádio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre in the final preliminary game in Group F and Messi is predicting a tough game for the South Americans.
“Everyone says that we have an easy group but the games have to be played,” Messi told US-based global cable and satellite television channel, ESPN.
Two former captains of Argentina, Diego Maradona and Juan Sebastian Veron have described Nigeria as below world-class but Messi belongs to a different school of thought.
“We are like hunters to Nigeria who are wounded lions, having beaten them in successive finals,” Messi added.
The Argentina captain also took the time to assess the group’s other teams, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Iran.
"Bosnia has a crack team which emerged from the qualifiers and Iran is developing very fast. A World Cup is complicated and the teams are the best, so we will do everything we can to win,” he added.
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