How we intend to defeat Algeria – Mikel

Super Eagles of Nigeria captain John Mikel Obi has told his teammates to be careful when they meet Algeria in the 2018 World Cup qualifier on Saturday, November 12 in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital.

However, the 29-year-old Chelsea star believes with focus and discipline the Super Eagles would defeat their North African opponent.

Speaking with newsmen on Tuesday, November 8, Mikel said: “The team spirit is good and we have to continue doing exactly what we are doing. We have to do things rightly.

“We look solid like a team, we are good defensively we look good, going forward, we look good, we create chances and we score goals.

“We have to keep doing what we are doing, keep focus in camp and discipline and make sure we work hard. They are a very good side so we have to do well in this game and make sure we have three points.

“We have to be focused in this game and make sure we get the result. I think we are a very good side, we have a very young team, maybe just one or two couple of experienced players.

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“The team is very young and very energetic. I think the counter is not going to be a problem to us. We can attack; we have got the legs to do that. We have to play to our own strength, they have to play to their own strength.

“It’s going to be a very tactical game, so we have to be very careful.”

Nigeria will be seeking to extend their lead at the top of Group B after defeating Zambia 2-1 in Ndola in the first round of fixtures as Algeria were held to a 1-1 draw by Cameroon.

Super Eagles stars in Nigeria's training ahead of Algeria clash

Super Eagles stars in Nigeria’s training ahead of Algeria clash

Recall that Algeria’s new head coach, Georges Leekens, named a strong squad for the encounter, with the likes of Riyad Mahrez, Islam Slimani, expected to do battle against Gernot Rohr’s men.

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