Nigeria vs Algeria: What Samuel Chukwueze said about AFCON semi-final clash

Samuel Chukwueze

Samuel Chukwueze

Eagles handlers believe the new location will give the team some level of concentration and avoid the distractions from mainly Nigerian residents in Cairo that troop to the arena to watch the team train.

"I will be happy if I become the highest goal scorer but like I have said before, I always put the team performance ahead of mine".

The Desert Foxes also boast of hugely talented and experienced players in captain, Riyad Mahrez, Yacine Brahimi, Sofiane Feghouli, Aissa Mandi and Islam Slimani that should worry any opponent. I wouldn't know who's the favourite at this point in time. "We were in the same position against Madagascar, we had two days extra but we lost the match", he said. They were shaky at the time. He is an intelligent player, he has improved very well.

The Super Eagles on Wednesday kept alive their aspiration for a fourth Africa Cup of Nations title after a convincing 2-1 win over rivals, the Bafana Bafana of South Africa to set up tomorrow's clash with the north-African giants. The young players are here to learn.

The former Everton and Fenerbahce defender also reserved praise for Arsenal star Alex Iwobi for his contributions from the middle of the park. We have a lot of strikers (7), we cannot play all the strikers.

Interestingly, more dollars will be showered on them, if they will score more goals in the must win semi-final clash with Algeria.

"Sometimes, you needed to defend against the no. 6, so he's doing a lot of dirty jobs as much as going forward which is good to see".

"We saw their game against Ivory Coast".

"All teams are prepared to recover quickly". But it's not the end, we have to continue against Algeria, we are very confident as we are able to beat the holders and a team that beat the hosts.

This much was proved in the game against Cote d'Ivoire when Slimani, coming in for Bounedjah, nearly got the victor at extra time but for a fine save by the Elephants' goalkeeper. It is either you go up or you come down.

"Against Cameroon and South Africa I'd say we've done well, we dug deep".

"Hopefully, we will get the result". Tactically, they did everything right against South Africa and they won the game in the last minute. "We can't be scared of any team at this stage of the competition", Chukwueze told Completesports.

"We a have culture of the doing things together".

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