Thursday, June 10, 2010

Nwankwo Kanu eyes Argentina upset

Argentina are the clear favourites to win Group B with a star-studded squad containing the likes of Lionel Messi, Carlos Tévez and Gonzalo Higuain.

However, Portsmouth striker Kanu does not think Nigeria's will be intimidated, in what will be their first competitive game under Swedish coach Lars Lagerback.  

 ''Argentina have the big-name players and everyone respects them. We also acknowledge that they are good and great players," Kanu said.

''But Argentina also have the same respect for us because they know the quality of our team and know that there is plenty that we can come up with at anytime.

''Yes, it will be tough but I believe we can overcome on the day. It is the World Cup and things do happen.''

Nigeria's other opponents in the group stage are Greece and South Korea.  


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