We won’t focus on Messi – Yobo

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By Tony Ubani

Fenerbahce defender Joseph Yobo has stressed that Nigeria will not focus on stopping Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi when they square off with Argentina on Wednesday afternoon.

The Super Eagles skipper has pointed out that there are 10 other players that will be on parade at the Estádio José Pinheiro Borba .

Nigeria's Nigeria's midfielder John Obi Mikel and Nigeria's defender Joseph Yobo (R) shake hands at the end of Group F football match between Iran and Nigeria at the Baixada Arena in Curitiba at the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 16, 2014. AFP PHOTO / LUIS ACOSTA

Nigeria’s Nigeria’s midfielder John Obi Mikel and Nigeria’s defender Joseph Yobo (R) shake hands at the end of Group F football match between Iran and Nigeria at the Baixada Arena in Curitiba at the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 16, 2014. AFP PHOTO / LUIS ACOSTA

“Messi is a legend. Unbelievable. But it is not just Messi. The whole team is good. But we know he can produce what he did against Iran, which was a difficult game,” Joseph Yobo said.

Lazio midfielder Eddy Onazi added : “Messi is a normal human being. He is a football player. We have to create our strategy.”

No matter the outcome of the game with Argentina, Nigeria will advance to the last 16 of the World Cup if Iran fails to beat Bosnia on Wednesday.

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