Mikel Obi Won The Game For Nigeria—Iceland Coach

By Ikenga Chronicles June 24, 2018

Mikel Obi Won The Game For Nigeria—Iceland Coach

Head Coach of the Iceland national team at the Russia 2018 World Cup, Heimir Hallgrimson, has said Eagles skipper Mikel Obi was the architect of Nigeria’s victory against his side on Friday in Volgograd.

Nigeria defeated Iceland 2-0 in a crunch Group D encounter at the ongoing Russia 2018 World Cup tournament taking place in 11 cities and 12 centres in Russia.

Hallgrimsson also said after the change of formation by Nigeria from 4-2-3-1 to 3-5-2 affected his players all through the encounter.

He noted that Mikel was met in an unusual position and his experience was the difference between the Super Eagles and his wards.

The Iceland boss said: “Where we met Mikel was contrary to our preparation and all our attempts to change did not work. He was all over the place both back and front. I commend him and the entire Nigerian team. They were better.

“Generally, my boys did very well but we just could not score and the first goal by Nigeria was a big advantage that helped them and further affected my team.”

Iceland will play their last match against group leaders Croatia on Tuesday and Hallgrimson is optimistic his players could get a result in the encounter.

“It is not over yet, we have one more match and we are going to put in our best and let’s see how it goes,” the coach added.

Meanwhile, the Super Eagles will also clash with familiar foes, Argentina same Tuesday.

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