Friendly: Super Eagles ready for Algeria test – Peseiro declares

Super Eagles head coach, Jose Peseiro has backed his team to come out tops in Tuesday’s (today) friendly against the Desert Foxes of Algeria.

The African giants will clash at the Miloud Hadefi Stadium, Oran. Kick off is 8pm Nigeria time.

Peseiro’s side have failed to record a win in their last three encounters against the North Africans.

The Portuguese, however, believed his side could end the barren run.

“We trained well, we have been trying to introduce some new dynamics, some new methods that will be good for our team. The players have adapted well. The players have adapted well both on and off the pitch,” Peseiro told NFF TV.

“We are going to play against a good team, it won’t be easy but we have quality. We will fight hard to beat them,” he added.

Peseiro will miss the services of some of his key players in the game.

Assistant captain, William Troost-Ekong returned to England last Saturday after sustaining an injury in the test game against Algeria’s home-based team.

Midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi spent only two days in camp before returning to his club over a hamstring issue.

The likes of captain Ahmed Musa, Leon Balogun, Samuel Chukwueze and Emmanuel Dennis all pulled out of the game as a result of injury.

The former Venezuela and Saudi Arabia tactician, however, insisted his side can cope with their absence.

“We believe in the players that are here, we believe in their abilities. They know what to do and we believe in them.

“I have confidence in them that they will do well. We have enough quality in our team to cope with the absence of those who are not here,” he added.

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