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Algeria will exploit host’s defensive weaknesses, says Leekens

By Editor
11 November 2016   |   1:55 am
Algerian national team coach, Georges Leekens, says he fancies his team’s chances of getting the required result after studying the tapes of the Super Eagles.
Algeria believe they can beat the Super Eagles in Uyo… on November 12.

Algeria believe they can beat the Super Eagles in Uyo… on November 12.<br />

Algerian national team coach, Georges Leekens, says he fancies his team’s chances of getting the required result after studying the tapes of the Super Eagles.
 
The Belgian manager has openly praised the attacking prowess of the Super Eagles, but reckons that the defense consisting of Leon Balogun (Mainz), Kenneth Omeruo (Alanyaspor), Elderson Echiejile (Standard Liege) and William Troost-Ekong (Gent) is Nigeria’s Achilles heel.

“The defense of Nigeria has some weaknesses that need to be taken into account. It will mark, it is imperative, ” Leekens said, according to Le Buteur.  

“To achieve a good result there, we have to score one or more goals. Then, they will rush to the attack. “We have to be up early in the meeting then operate against attacks by Nigeria. ”The Algerian squad was expected to arrive in Uyo yesterday, two days before the clash at the Akwa Ibom International Stadium.