Iceland Coach Hallgrimsson expects ‘Nothing but victory’ against Nigeria

Iceland Coach Hallgrimsson expects ‘Nothing but victory’ against Nigeria

Iceland Manager Heimir Hallgrimsson insists he expects nothing less than victory against the Super Eagles of Nigeria on Friday.

Iceland held Argentina to a 1-1 draw in their opening game and could take a giant leap to the knockout stages with victory against the Super Eagles in Group D.

Iceland are the smallest nation ever to play in the World Cup and after an impressive point against Argentina – where Hannes Halldorsson saved a Lionel Messi penalty – Hallgrimsson is confident.

He told a press conference ahead of the game at the Volgograd Arena on Friday: “We expect to win. We have rotated the team a lot during qualification and we are not afraid, we will not change our plans of what we have decided to do before today’s game.

“We take meetings where we talk about how we can progress, what we should do as a team.

“Everyone is on board, no-one is trying to be bigger than the next guy and that is why this side is getting results above their individual quality.

“The collective value is higher than the individual value so I think that is the strength of the squad.

Nigeria wraps up their Group D campaign against Argentina on Tuesday.

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