Nigeria's Ahmed Musa banking on 'home' comforts in Moscow
Nigeria striker Ahmed Musa says playing in Russia is like playing at home, and is hoping that advantage can help him take the Super Eagles past Argentina in their final group game.
Musa, who scored twice against Iceland on the weekend, spent five years in Moscow with CSKA before joining Leicester City in 2016.
That move looked like a mistake when the forward failed to break into the English team, making just two appearances for the Foxes.
But he was revitalized by a loan return to CSKA near the end of the most recent season, scoring six goals in 10 games, and he credits the Russian club for his upturn in fortunes.
"Playing here in Russia is like playing at home. I feel comfortable here and I think that can help me score more goals," Musa told KweséESPN.
"I want to thank CSKA all the players and coaches for helping me. I enjoyed working with everyone and their contribution to my success will always be in my heart.
"Now we have to play Argentina and I think we have what it takes to win. I know the fans in Russia will support us."
Musa scored the two goals that took the Super Eagles past Iceland and kept their World Cup hopes alive. But he attributed it to luck at difficult moments.
"I always get lucky to score when we are in a difficult situation. So maybe it will happen again," he said.
With his loan spell over, the forward is expected to return to Leicester after his World Cup exertions, but it is not clear if he will continue to be a Leicester player.
First, however, is the small matter of Argentina on Tuesday in Saint Petersburg.