Moses: Must-win moment

The pressure is on Nigeria ahead of their second group game with takes place today in Volgograd.

Defeat in the Super Eagles’ opener against Croatia has left them bottom of their group as this afternoon’s opponents Iceland managed to draw with Argentina in their first game. Victor Moses, who is due to play his 37th international, has respect for what the Icelanders have achieved but has hopes for a better performance from his own side.

‘It is very difficult,’ Moses admitted, speaking to FIFA TV. ‘We have put ourselves in a very difficult situation at the moment so the Iceland game we need to win, we need to get all three points from that game. Obviously, it’s not going to be an easy game for us.’

Our wing-back is reported as saying Nigeria will aim to score early and out-run Iceland in the middle and attacking areas of the pitch, and in his FIFA interview he added:

‘Iceland, tactically, are very good. When you watched the way they played against Argentina, they did very well, but they are going to come with a different strategy against us. They are going to come and defend with a different system but the most important thing for us now is to stay together as a team and forget about the game against Croatia, and hopefully, we will do the best we can to achieve a win against Iceland.’