By Fidelis Ebu
“Lionel Messi orÂ Â Argentina is not the only challenge we would have at the World Cup. There are other teams to also focus our preparations on if we must excel in South Africaâ€, Lars Lagerback declared yesterday as he responded to questions on his preparations to produce strong defenders that wouldÂ tackle the Argentine striker.
Lagerback, who was calm while responding to some fierce questions, insisted that there are two other teams in the group that could also pose a challenge to the Eagles.
â€œMany have been saying Messi, Messi, Messi; yes I agree that he is a good striker and a nightmare to defenders, but with good preparations he could be adequately taken care of during matchesâ€, Lars Lagerback said.”
â€œAt this moment, these are the quality players that can make waves.
â€œRemember we have two other teams in the group which we must beat to progress to the second round of the World Cup. Weâ€™ll have two weeks of camping in London during which Iâ€™ll get to meet with the players physically and dialogue on strategies for the world Cupâ€, he said.