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Algeria Star Attal: We Must Beat Nigeria For New Coach Madjer

Algeria Star Attal: We Must Beat Nigeria For New Coach Madjer

By David Meshioye: Algeria and Kortrijk midfielder Youcef Attal has declared that beating Nigeria in the November 10 World Cup qualifier in Constantine is not negotiable.

In a chat with Lebuteur.com on Monday, Attal said the team is bent on giving new coach Rabah Madjer a winning start on his second stint as Algeria coach, although the North Africans have nothing to play for and the Eagles have already qualified for Russia 2018.


The player who missed Algeria’ 2-0 defeat to the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon in Yaounde early this month, rued his absence in the game.

“Yes, the match against Nigeria is of no importance so to speak, but we must absolutely win it to have a new start under coach Rabah Madjer,” Attal said.

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“I feel so proud to be considered for a recall to the national team and I hope to use this opportunity to cement my place in the team because I did not have the opportunity to play against Cameroon in Yaounde and Zambia in Algiers.

“But I feel good and physically better now to face Nigeria and Insha Allah I am happy to work with the new coaching staff too.”

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  • Why are the SE fans silent on this? Is this match that unimportant, given that we’ve grabbed our ticket already? No! This is a must-win match. We’ve got to test our squad … and the boastful Zambians are waiting in the wings to boo at us if we falter – about the only thing they do well. Somebody save me from their foul comments!

    • Fasasi Kunle 4 years ago

      Because algerians are not boastful like Zambians and respect Nigeria talking of football.

  • AGBOKE UCHENNA Kingsley 4 years ago

    There is no need to exchange words wthe the Algiers,SE will do talking in the pitch. Go Super Eagles,

  • AGBOKE UCHENNA Kingsley 4 years ago

    There is no need to exchange words with the Algiers,SE will do the talking in the pitch, Go Super Eagles.

  • Harrison Donald 4 years ago

    Dis guys dey surprise me oo. Were they sleeping since?

  • ako amadi 4 years ago

    Amazing that Algeria has still not won a match in the World Cup qualis, and were FIFA-ranked the best team in Africa when it began. Now they vow to win a game that is meaningless, and little more than a friendly

  • Super eagles should take this match very serious. We need nothing but win.

  • Onyeagoro Johnson Chima 4 years ago

    It will be a disgrace if Nigeria failed to defeat Algeria defeated by Zambia and Cameroon! !

    • gerrard 4 years ago

      wh told u super eagles didn’t defeat Algeria? Cameroon drew in Algiers for your information

  • Fidelenny 4 years ago

    This is an opportunity for SE to test the strength of the 2nd string team of players who have been on the fringe of the national team.

    Happy n impressed at the level of preparation of the Algerian team towards the inconsequential game, which means they’re not making light of the game despite having lost the group’s sole qualification to SE of Nigeria.

    Playing for national pride, the Desert Foxes game should give Nigerians and the Gernot Rohr an opportunity to assess the strengths and weaknesses of the 2nd string team which should comprise players like Anthony Nwakeme, Awaziem Chidozie, John Ogu, Etebo Oghenekaro, Ola Aina, Tyrone Ebuehi, Uche Agbo, Ahmed Musa, Daniel Akpeyi, Henry Onyekuru, Mikel Agu.