How I Masterminded Nigeria’s Downfall — Algeria Head Coach

By Daily sports on October 12, 2020

Views: 440

Algeria head coach Djamel Belmadi has revealed how he masterminded Nigeria’s downfall.

The 44-year-old tactician led the reigning African champions to a 1-0 win over the Super Eagles in an international friendly match on Friday.

“We had spotted two or three weaknesses that they could tactically have with certain players,” Belmadi said on Goal.

“Today, they actually played others so it disturbed some of the information I was able to give to the players a bit, but they adapted to this situation.

“We responded well against a team which is tactically in good shape. We gave a physical response with a lot of intensity in the midfield and in the pressing.”

Nigeria were keen to avenge the 2-1 defeat they suffered against Algeria in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) semi-finals.

“These are things that we were able to work on. I think our players have been almost perfect against a strong team,” the 2019 CAF Coach of the Year continued.

“We came to find difficulty. We were tactically better. We did everything we had prepared this week. Great credit to the players.

“The new players played as I wanted. They have fully shown their qualities. I really appreciated the fact that I gave them the opportunity to play, I am satisfied with that.”

The only goal of the match was netted by Rami Bensebaini just six minutes into the encounter with Andy Delort grabbing an assist in a clash which was played in Austria.

“I think of Mehdi Abeid and Haris Belkebla who did a job at the heart of the huge game of pressing and harassment. They responded to the physical challenge,” he added.

Algeria will now face Mexico in another friendly match on Tuesday. (African Football)

•PHOTO: Djamel Belmadi

Source Daily sports

Posted October 12, 2020


 

You may also like...
City back in the groove, Spurs win

Leon Balogun Is Super Eagles Best Defender –...

Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri wins League Managers’...

Work to resume at Enyimba Stadium

Mikel close to Marseille switch: Rohr

Mourinho hinge Europa cup victory on preparation

 

Latest News Ahmed Musa Parts Ways With Saudi Arabian Giants Five Arrested Over Murder Of South African Football Star, More To Follow Son Strikes Again As Spurs Beat Burnley To Move fifth Liverpool’s Thiago, Keita And Matip Set To Miss Today’s Champions League Match Partey Hopes To Bring More Ghanaian Supporters To Arsenal Isco Caught On Camera Mocking Zidane In Clasico Ibrahimovic Strikes Twice But Roma Level Three Times In Milan Stalemate Aguero Out Of Liverpool Clash Mahrez Open To Marseille Move Quadri Aruna Inspires TTC To Second League Victory Pogba Slams France Retirement Rumours As ‘Fake News’ Late Grant Goal Earns West Brom Draw At Brighton

 

Most Read Rangers International going, going . . . (47,494 views) Amaju Pinnick: A cat with nine lives (39,181 views) Missing $150,000 IAAF Grant: Solomon Dalung’s Hide and Seek game (37,641 views) Second Term: Amaju Pinnick, Other NFF Heavyweights Home to Roost •How Pinnick Broke the Jinx (37,339 views) Sports Development: Zenith Bank on the zenith (37,322 views) Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje’s solid footprints, commitment to sports development in Kano State (36,595 views) Current issues in Nigerian sports: Matters arising (36,415 views) Olopade, BET9A wave of revolution in NNL (35,502 views) NFF Presidency: Pinnick, Maigari, Ogunjobi, Okoye in Battle for Supremacy (35,115 views) Commonwealth Games 2018: Shame of Muhammadu Buhari, Solomon Dalung (34,763 views) Ibrahimovic’s Man U exit: Whose decision is it? And in whose interest? (32,701 views) John Mikel Obi: Segun Odegbami’s Outrageous Call! (32,239 views)

 

 


 

News Athletics (338) Basketball (212) Boxing (622) Columnists (600) Euro Soccer Update (9026) Fans Assembly (4) From the Grassroots (64) Golf (89) Interviews (16) Live Commentary (4) News (6664) NPL Glo Premier League (1204) People and Places (22) Readers Parliament (9) Tennis (695)

 

 

 

Phone numbers

Tel: +234(0)8066020976
+234(0)8055068145
+234(0)7013416146
+234(0)8094272884

Email addresses

info@dailysportsng.com
support@dailysportsng.com
publisher@dailysportsng.com

Office address

No 3, Adetoun Close, Off College Road, Ogba, Ikeja Lagos.
Website: www.dailysportsng.com

Social Media