World Cup: Diego Maradona Writes Off Super Eagles Of Nigeria
Diego Amando Maradona has dismissed the African champion as inferior to the Albecestem, ahead of Nigeria’s last Brazil 2014 Group F match between the Super Eagles and Argentina.
“It’s clear our rivals are inferior but this group could get us caught, Maradona said when Marca asked about his country’s chances.
Maradona told Marca yesterday that he believes that the only way Argentina could lose to Nigeria is if they are complacent.
He insisted that his countrymen have not proved yet that they are ready to win the cup again, 28 years after he led Argentina to at Mexico ’86.
“Argentina victory have not proved they can be world champion again.
“I wish I could tell you they will win the trophy. They have potential. But so do Brazil, Holland and Germany,”.
“They know mistakes were made and they have to correct them in time,” stressed Maradona whose ‘Hand of God’ goal sent out England from that 1986 edition of the tournament.
Argentina defeated tournament debutants, Bosnia 2-1 in their first game, but it was hard-going at times for Alejandro Sabella’s team.