The Super Eagles’ mission against Algeria is revealed by Troost-Ekong
William Troost-Ekong, the Super Eagles’ assistant captain, said that the team is prepared for battle for the friendlies against Algeria.
At the Mohamed Hamlaoui Stadium in Constantine on Friday, the three-time African champions will play against the Algeria B Team in their first friendly.
The second friendly matchup is scheduled for next Tuesday at Miloud Hadefi Stadium in Oran against the Riyad Mahrez-led Desert Foxes.
Troost-Ekong hopes the Super Eagles can continue their winning ways after their recent victories over Sierra Leone and Sao Tome and Principe.
We are playing against Algeria, one of the top teams in Africa, so we want to try and win all the games and improve everywhere, the Watford defender told NFF TV.
The player continued, “We have to respect them, but at the same time, even though it’s a friendly game, we will try to win the game and get ready for the qualifiers that will follow.”
Due to the absence of home of the regular stars, head coach Jose Peseiro has invited a number of new players for the friendlies.
According to Troost-Ekong, it’s a chance for the young athletes to demonstrate their talent on a global stage.
It’s an excellent chance for the new players to demonstrate their abilities, and it also gives us all a chance to mesh well and learn what the coach expects of us, he said.