Algeria boss, Belmadi reacts to victory against Super Eagles
Following his team's comeback victory over Nigeria on Tuesday night, Algeria's head coach, Djamel Belmadi, praised his players.
At the Miloud Hadefi Stadium in Oran, the Desert Foxes fought back to defeat their opponent 2-1.
Nine minutes after Terem Moffi took advantage of shoddy defending to give the Super Eagles the lead, the two-time African champions fell behind.
Three minutes before halftime, captain Riyad Mahrez converted a penalty to tie the score. Youcef Atal then scored the game-winning goal in the 70th minute.
Belmadi praised his team for overcoming the deficit and winning the match.
“Nigeria are a good team; it was a real test." We played against them three times during my tenure. We beat them three times. They wanted to take their revenge, "Belmadi told a post-match press conference.
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.
“I thank my staff. We are one. I am their representative because we need a voice, but we are on the same wavelength. "
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