Musa: It was a tough victory


Super Eagles striker Ahmed Musa has described Nigeria victory over Iceland on Friday night at the Volgograd Arena has a tough win.

Nigeria recorded their first victory at the 2018 FIFA World Cup against their counterpart Iceland with the Leicester City forward scoring a brace to lift the spirit of the three-time African champions in Russia.

Super Eagles bounced back from Group D matchday one disappointing defeat to Croatia at Kaliningrad Stadium to keep the hope alive of reaching the round of 16.



“First half was a bit tough for both teams, we had a yellow card in the first half and the coach made a change. The substitution was positive for the team, we scored early in the second half and that help our confidence,” excited Musa said.

“It was a difficult game and it’s one of my best games in my career, the weather didn’t help either of the team. We all played in Europe and it took us a bit of time before adapting to the weather, it wasn’t about the weather but the way we played and achieved the result.

“I am proud of myself, I am proud of the team. My teammates and the coach gave me all the support to achieve the two goals, we are proud of our performance. I am always happy whenever I score goals for my country.”

Nigeria will clash with Argentina on matchday three next week Tuesday to fight for a place in the last 16 at Saint Petersburg.

“We saw the game against Croatia and Argentina, the Argentine lost and we have to focus on our next game against them. It won’t come easy but we understand the target and the desire result.

“We have to put aside the victory over Argentina in the friendly game, we have lost all the major games against Argentina but I think this year is our year and moment to earn a win over them,” he said.

Musa also revealed he took the best decision to returned on loan to CSKA Moscow last season from Leicester City.

Musa added; “My decision to return to CSKA Moscow was the best decision last season and it also helps me. I want to thank Leicester City and CSKA management for the opportunity, I appreciate CSKA for the trust and respect they had for me. I have to go back to Leicester after the World Cup and we’ll discuss about my future later.”

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