- Super Eagles handler Gernot Rohr has said that the loss to Algeria was a learning curve
- The Nigerian team bowed to the superior power of the reigning African champions Algeria
- The three-time African champions will be taking on Tunisia in their next friendly game
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The Super Eagles performed below average following their defeat to Algeria in an international friendly match played at Jacques Lemans Arena Die Zeit in St. Veit, Austria
A sixth-minute strike from Bensebaini made the difference in the match as the Nigerian side suffered another defeat to the North Africans.
Gernot Rohr's men played to a more superior tactical team who have gone 19 games unbeaten and currently the African champions.
The Desert Foxes are on a three-match winning streak but Rohr believes his young squad will take the positives from the outcome of the game.
Complete Sports quoted Rohr:
“This is a very good test for us. There are positives to pick from a tough game like this.”
The German coach said their focus now is the next friendly against Tunisia.
Nigeria's next game is with another African side Tunisia and the German gaffer has said that the team will be turning their attentions to the Carthage Eagles fixture.
The 61-year-old added:
”Now we have to recover well and start to plan for the next game on Tuesday against another tough team.”
Three new players were handed their full debut in the loss to Algeria including Midtjylland's Ogochukwu Onyeka, FC Porto wing-back Zaidu Sanusi and RB Salzburg teenager Samson Tijani.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that It was fight to finish at the prestigious Jacques Lemans Arena Die Zeit in St. Veit, Austria as African champions Algeria defeated the Super Eagles of Nigeria in a friendly.
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Nigeria returned to international action since their 4-2 home win against Lesotho in November 2019 and Gernot Rohr’s side, having won their first two games in Group L, lead the group with six points.
The game is part of two warm-up matches for the Eagles ahead of their AFCON 2022 qualifiers against Sierra Leone in November.
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Source: Legit Newspaper