Argentina great, Juan Sebastián Verón has said that it is better for Albiceleste to lose to the Super Eagles of Nigeria in a non-competitive match than in Russia 2018 World Cup.
The former Manchester United and Chelsea star commented on Argentina’s 4-2 defeat to Nigeria in an international friendly that took place in Krasnodar Tuesday evening.
”It is better that these things happen now and not in the World Cup in Russia,” Veron told La Revolución del Fútbol of 221 Radio de La Plata, according to Argentine News Agency Télam.
”There is time to correct, the March games will be important to finish defining the list.
”You have to be very careful, maybe there are players who perform on their teams, which seem to be a solution but the National Team is something else.”
Commenting on the three-man defense manager, Jorge Sampaoli used against Nigeria, Veron said,”It is not easy to play with the three line as it is intended (coach Jorge) Sampaoli, it requires more midfielders than strikers to play for the wings. I think Acuña can do it on the left and maybe Mercado on the right, but not much else.”
Veron was a member of the Argentina squads that beat Nigeria 1-0 at the 2002 and 2010 World Cups and he provided the assists for both goals.