Black Stars of Ghana and Atletico Madrid defensive midfielder, Thomas Partey has given Iceland some tips on how to beat the Super Eagles at the fast-approaching FIFA World Cup in Russia.
The Black Stars will not be at the World Cup party in Russia after finishing third in Group E of the African qualifiers. They played against Iceland yesterday evening in a pre-World Cup match in Laugardalsvöllur (Reykjavík).
Partey, who was part of Atletico Madrid’s squad that defeated Super Eagles B Team to win the GOtv MAX Cup in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State on May 22, is well acquainted with Nigeria’s style of football.
Speaking to journalists ahead of their friendly match yesterday, Partey said that Iceland could do the damage against Super Eagles at the World Cup by capitalizing on the team’s weakness in defending set pieces.
‘’All teams from Africa have high speed and power. However, they tend to be unorganized. The weaknesses of the African team consist mainly of permanent play,’’ Partey said.
‘’They often go wrong with the corner kick and free kick. The Icelandic team is very strong in solid play and the team can use it in Russia this summer.’’
The Super Eagles will face Iceland at Volgograd Arena on June 22 in both countries second Group D match in Russia.