22 June 2014

Nigeria: Eagles Can Beat Argentina - Susic

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Nigeria's Ahmed Musa provided striker Emmanuel Emenike with a low ball to score, but the goal was disallowed after an offside call which gave the Super Eagles cause to feel aggrieved.

Bosnia-Herzegovina coach, Safet Susic is not ruling out the possibility of Super Eagles beating Argentina when they play on Wednesday in their final group match at Port Allegre.

His reasons are that Super Eagles is a good side and that this World Cup is filled with a lot of surprises. He also thinks Eagles can win because Argentina has already qualified and was likely to rest some players.

"I think in this World Cup, anybody can win. There has been a lot of upsets and surprise results, so Nigeria can win.

"Argentina will likely rest some players because they have qualified. But it depends on who they would like to play in the second round," he said.

Meanwhile, Bosnia coach, Safet Susic believes that his team lost 1-0 to Super Eagles in the ongoing FIFA World Cup in Brazil because of the weather and the bad pitch.

He also believes that he lost to a good opponent.

Susic at a post match conference also noted that his players did not play up to their potential in the tournament, hence his team early exit from the tournament.

Bosnia had lost 2-1 in its opening match. It will play Iran on Wednesday in a mere formality match with Nigeria taking on Argentina. A loss for Eagles could spell doom, should Iran beat Bosnia.

"We lost because of a terrible pitch, bad weather and a good opponent.

"But the same pitch was used by our opponent. I don't want to comment on the pitch.

"If our best players had played at their best, we could beat any team. But when they did not, it is bad," he said.

Susic said he knew the match would be very tough, noting that he played to at least get a draw.

"I thought I could get a draw, Nigeria is a very good team. We were not the favourites.

"We put up a good fight against Argentina, but tonight (Saturday) it was not good."

"They (Nigerians) were lucky to have scored. We wasted a lot of chances, especially the last minute miss.

"Just have to congratulate Nigeria for their win."

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