Newly appointed coach of Algeria George Leekens has revealed his plans to keep the deadly Nigerian duo of Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi at bay when Nigeria play Algeria in Uyo.
Leekens while speaking with Le Buteur said his team has defensive issues and playing against the deadly duo of Iheanacho and Iwobi , a defensive formation will be best.
The coach who recently left his spot as coach of Belgian side Lokeren plans to play two extra holding midfielder to nullify Iheanacho and Iwobi coming through the middle.
A 4-2-3-1 formation is what he plans to use against Nigeria, with specific instructions to the midfielder to release the ball as quick as they can to the deadly duo of Islam Slimani and Riyad Mahrez.
He believes if he stops them from playing, Nigeria will struggle to create anything meaningful in attack, while his team will aim to catch them on the break.
“The pressure does not scare me at all and I am motivated to succeed with the Greens. I can also say that I have a debt to the Algerian team,” Le Buteur quoted Leekens as saying on Sunday.