Messi is one player that Juan Roman Riquelme feels Argentina can contend with, claiming that Argentina can win the 2018 World Cup in Russia if Lionel Messi is at his best!
Nigerians will not allow that statement fly! Hehehe!
But after battling through qualifying, Jorge Sampaoli‘s men are not considered among the strong favorites for Russia 2018. However, Riquelme believes Argentina could contend if Messi performs, having been drawn in Group D alongside Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria.
“We hope that we do well, that the players get well and above all Messi,” the Argentinian told the press. adding, “If the latter happens, Argentina will have many chances to win. If Messi is good, nothing is complicated. I don’t know Sampaoli. It is important that Argentina can win the World Cup. We want to celebrate and when there are players as important as Messi, you depend on them a lot.”
Will Messi and Argentina beat Nigeria and win the world cup? What do you think?