Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr was delighted with his side’s 2-0 victory over Iceland but says his young side is still learning and won’t peak until 2022.
The Super Eagles started the 2018 World Cup in Russia with a 2-0 defeat to Croatia but were much improved at the Volgograd Arena on Friday where Ahmed Musa scored two goals in the second half to overcome Heimir Hallgrimsson’s charges.
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Gylfi Sigurdsson had missed an 83rd-minute penalty for Iceland during an attempted late comeback.
The result gave Nigeria a good chance of progressing to the knockout rounds if they can beat an out-of-sorts Argentina.
After the game, Rohr said: “What I like in my young team is humility, solidarity and fighting spirit. I thought before this World Cup we were here to learn.
“I think this team will be ready in 2022 and this World Cup is coming early, but we have a good chance to win against Argentina.”
Goalscorer Musa, meanwhile, added: “I think scoring against Argentina isn’t that difficult for me. We know the importance of the game. It’s do or die, we have to win.”