Algeria tactically better than Nigeria’s Super Eagles
The Desert Foxes boss praised his performance on her part in her victory over West Africans in Austria
Djamel Belmadi believes Algeria was tactically better than the Nigerian national team in their 1-0 victory on Friday.
Borussia Monchengladbach’s Ramy Bensebaini scored the only goal of the match to continue to dominate his side over the Super Eagles.
Belmadi, who led his side to clinch the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, showered Encomium on his side for their appearances against West Africans.
“We had discovered two or three weaknesses that could have been tactical with certain players,” Belmadi told a news conference.
“Today, they actually played others so it disturbed some of the information that I could give the player a bit, but they adapted to that situation.
“We have responded well against a team that is tactical and in good shape. We gave a physical response with a lot of intensity in the midfield and in the pressure.
“These are things we could work on. I think our games were almost perfect against a strong team.
“We came to find difficulties. We were tactically better. We did everything we were prepared for this week. Great credit to the players.
“The new players played the way I wanted. They showed their full qualities. I really appreciated the fact that I gave them the opportunity to play, I’m happy with that.
“I think of Mehdi Abeid and Haris Belkebla, who did a job at the heart of the huge game of press and harassment. They responded to the physical challenge.
“Then,” said Benrahma, “he missed the goal today. He was very visible, especially in his second half. He does not miss much.
“Andy Delort, he has played a lot and games that are not easy. He had a very great game, he harassed the defenders, he just missed the goal, I told him that. Farid Boulaya was for me today very interesting. ”
Algeria will take over Mexico in their next friendly, while Nigeria will play Tunisia on Tuesday.