Argentina legend, Diego Maradona, has said that the Super Eagles of Nigeria have exposed the Albiceleste, saying that the Southern Americans have lost their fear factor.

Maradona believes Argentina will have to rely on the influence of Lionel Messi to do well at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

In an interview with Diario Popular, Maradona said: “Today, except for Lionel Messi teams don’t fear Argentina again. Look at the last game against Nigeria, they nearly scored eight goals against us. In my time you know what happened when we played them.”

“Jorge Sampaoli is lucky we have Messi in the team because when he is in top form he can cover the mistakes of others.”

Nigeria will face Argentina in the group stage of the World Cup at the Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg on June 26, 2018.

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