They were scared for me – Aguero explains Argentina’s 4-2 loss to Nigeria
La Albiceleste striker Sergio Aguero has explained the reason behind his side’s capitulation against the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the November 14th international friendly.
Against all odds, the African giants defeated the South American powerhouse 4-2 at the Krasnodar Stadium to secure just their second victory in eight meetings against their rivals after a spirited second-half display led by Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi.
The Manchester City striker who scored his side’s second goal in the first half but couldn’t take part in the second half explained that his teammates lost because they were thinking of him.
“The second half against Nigeria I could not see because I was in the Hospital, but when they told me how it panned out, I asked, ‘What happened?” Aguero said to Libero, according to dobleamarilla.com.ar.
“That happens sometimes, it was because they thought of me, they were scared, I do not know.”
The former Atletico Madrid striker had his say on Friday’s World Cup draw, Aguero was more concerned about Argentina’s first two opponents in Group D, saying : ”The rivals are not bad, but let’s not say it’s very good for us, Iceland is one of the debutants, they do not play badly, they are a very organized team and they have (Gylfi) Sigurðsson…
“They are the first two games, they are the most important, they will not be easy.
“Croatia have a great midfield, they have Modric, Rakitic, you have Perisic who plays outside and he’s very fast, Croatia is a bit more complete”.
Nigeria will face Argentina for the fifth time at the World Cup on June 26, 2018 at the Krestovsky Stadium, Saint
By; Tope Adefala