The Right Approach To The Icelandic Tie

The Super Eagles played their foundational 4-3-3 formation against the Croats and it backfired.
★We should go back to our big game magical 3-5-2 and we should stick to our most balanced formation because we attack in numbers with the aid of eight players having at the back of their mind that they have defensive responsibilities.

★Playing less pacy Mikel and Ighalo together bumper to bumper in a fast tempo game of this magnitudes won't bear goals.

★Why do we have to play a lone striker who seems to lack some movement and pressing prowess or some bullish traits you see in Costa or Drogba?

Why can’t we have the Iwobi and Kelechi combination like against Argentina?

The problem is this formation leaves no room for Moses, almost like we are accommodating Moses and Mikel this world Cup to the detriment of the team. At the last World Cup,Moses didn't live up to expectations he sat for Ahmed Musa or Michael Babatunde but now,it appears there’s no competition for the big guys like Odion Ighalo,Victor Moses and John Obi Mikel.

★Moses and Mikel will both be valuable assets to the team if they are instructed to pass faster than usual rather than slowing the transition and allowing oppositions to regroup.

★The Midfield was more balanced with Ndidi-Mikel-Etebo and the combination of Iwobi-Iheanacho further forward will be full of visionary passes,they will be simple,precise and business oriented than the present forward combination.

★Iceland are compact and it takes tactically disciplined and a serious attacking team play to break them down unit by unit.

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