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Messi is from Jupiter, claims Stephen Keshi

Messi is from Jupiter, claims Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi

June 26, 2014 By Ali M.
Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi was left mesmerized by Messi after Argentina beat Nigeria 3-2

The Nigerian national team coach was full of praise for Lionel Messi after Argentina played the Super Eagles on Wednesday.

The four-time Ballon d'Or winner led his nation to a 3-2 win over Nigeria as La Albiceleste topped their group with nine points, winning all of their group stage matches.

The 27-year-old ace scored a brace against the African nation, opening the scoring after only three minutes of play before adding a second through a free-kick just before the break.

This took the Barcelona star to the top of the World Cup goalscoring list, becoming joint top scorer with Blaugrana team-mate Neymar, collecting yet another Man of the Match award, leading Stephen Keshi to say the Argentine captain “is from Jupiter.”

"Messi is one of heck of a player. He's blessed. You can't take it away from him," claimed Keshi, who was still able to guide his nation into the next stage.

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"There are good calibre players in the team but Messi is from Jupiter."

Despite dominating group F, La Pulga still felt his side had room to improve, confessing:

"We saw a good Argentina, despite the two Nigerian goals. Now we want more, we have to keep improving," he said to reporters.

Messi clinched a record-breaking third MOTM award after his performance vs Nigeria 

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"I think we have improved from the last [two] games. We played against a team that was going forward with good players.

This was a feeling also echoed by Argentina manager Alejandro Sabella as the 59-year-old boss believes his men can perform much better.

"As we advance we start improving our structure, in general I saw improvement today," said Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella.

"We've got nine points, but we can always get better." 

Argentina will now face European side Switzerland in the last 16 of the World Cup.

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