Newly appointed coach of Algeria national team George Leekens says his team will have lot of work to do, if they want to get a good result against Nigeria in Uyo.
Algeria will play group B leaders Nigeria on the 12th of November in Uyo, a tie which could decide the leadership of the group before the next round of qualifiers, with group leaders Nigeria needing nothing but a win to be guaranteed top spot.
In his first press conference as coach of Algeria, Leekens spoke extensively on how his planned approach for the game, particularly on his team defensive issues which cost them all three points against Cameroun in their first game.
The manager who highlighted the need to stop the world class trio of Ahmed Musa, Kelechi Iheanacho and Alex Iwobi didn’t cover himself with much glory as Algerian fans and journalist felt angered by his praises.
” We have to admit that the defence is one of our problems. But if I don’t know Algeria, the players,people,culture, I won’t be able to do this in ten days” He said.
” Everyone has to defend. Everyone must run 10m. Playing without the ball is important, Have you seen Nigeria attack? Sometimes they can be world class”.
” They have Musa, Iwobi and Iheanacho. World class players. You need special drills to stop them and that we plan to do when we meet next month”.