Gylfi Sigurdsson, who plays international football for Iceland, Nigeria’s Russia 2018 World Cup group opponents, has send a warning signal to the technical crew of the Super Eagles and the players.
He was a delight to watch for his club, Everton in the team’s 3-1 victory over Swansea in the English Premier League (EPL) tie at the Goodison Park on Monday night.
Sigurdsson cut in from the left before curling his effort from about 200 yards into the top left corner.
His five touches navigated the ball into comfortable striking distance before he unleashed a shot way beyond the reach of his old teammate, Lukasz Fabianski to put Everton 2-1 ahead in the 64th minute.
“It was a stunner that could beat any goalkeeper in post. If he (Sigurdsson) keeps up the form, he will be a ‘dangerous’ man for the Super Eagles defence at the World Cup.
“He is one player that we must watch out for if we really want to past Iceland at the World Cup,” said ex-international Taiwo Oloyede.
According to Oloyede, events unfolding have proved that there is no push over teams in the World Cup and the Super Eagles must be ready for stiff oppositions from all the teams.
Nigeria, Argentina, Iceland and Croatia were in Group D of the World Cup billed for Russia next year.
Nigeria will play Croatia first in Group D on Saturday, June 16 and later take on Iceland in the second match on Friday, June 22 before the last group’s match against Argentina on Tuesday, June 26.