CSKA Moscow forward Ahmed Musa has told AfricanFootball.com that it would be dangerous for Nigeria to underrate World Cup group rivals Iran and Bosnia.
He said all the teams in the same group with the African champions deserve respect and need to be taken seriously.
“I know why many Nigerians are talking about Argentina, it is because they are a big team and always favourites to win the World Cup. But it will be dangerous to be thinking of only how to beat Argentina who will be the last team we will face in the group,” said Ahmed Musa.
“We have to take it a game at a time. My mind will be on how to beat Iran first when we get to Brazil, then Bosnia.
“No team is a minnow in football again. Every team for the World Cup merits to be there, so they need to be respected. Looking down on Iran and Bosnia is dangerous. We have to beat them first.”
Meanwhile, Ahmed Musa will know on Thursday if he will be crowned Russian league champion for a second straight year.
Champions CSKA Moscow host Locomotiv Moscow in a final day title decider.
Musa’s CSKA Moscow lead the table with 61 points from 29 games, while Zenit St.Petersburg are second with 60 points, with a match not conclusive following fans trouble when Zenit was down 4-2 at home to Dynamo Moscow.