Iceland star hoping to disappoint Messi in Russia

Alfred Finnbogason admitted he is glad he doesn’t have the task of marking Lionel Messi at the World Cup but hopes Iceland can leave the Argentina star disappointed in Russia.

Iceland are preparing to face Argentina in their World Cup debut at Spartak Stadium and Finnbogason said the 1-1 draw his side achieved against Portugal in their opening match at Euro 2016 would inspire them in Moscow.

“We know all players of Argentina but you never know how they work as a team,They have so many stars. Our strength always is the team,” Finnbogason told Omnisport.

The Augsburg striker came off the bench as Iceland quelled the threat of Cristiano Ronaldo in France, and he said stopping Messi would require more of the team spirit and togetherness that Iceland became famous for two years ago.

Against Ronaldo it was very special – he was so angry after the game that they didn’t win against us. I hope that we will disappoint another world star in the first game of the World Cup,” he added.

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