Nigeria gave us a real test – Djamel Belmadi


Algeria defeated Nigeria 2-1 at the Miloud Hadefi Stadium, Oran Algeria and head coach of the Algerian team Djamel Belmadi has praised the efforts of the Super Eagles.

Belmadi believes the Eagles as a very good team, he also admitted that his side was given a real test.

Terem Moffi opened scoring for Nigeria, but a Riyad Mahrez penalty and a long-range strike from Youcef Atal in the second half ensured Algeria defeated their west African counterparts.

Djamel Belmadi also praised his team for showing character against an Eagle’s side that was set to avenge previous defeats against his team.

“Nigeria is a good team, it was a real test,” Djamel said. “We played against them three times under my tenure. We beat them three times. They wanted to take their revenge.”

“Conceding a goal can break your momentum. We lacked vigilance, I don’t like it because I insist on it. We stuck to our plan. We relocated and reworked this team.

“I like what we saw in the second half in midfield. Normally, there is everything you need to have a seat and a way to play. We have what it takes with these three players.”


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