We’re focused on Algeria encounter – Mikel

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Super Eagles captain, Mikel Obi, on Tuesday said the team must remain focused and disciplined to achieve their World Cup qualification goal.

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Mikel, Ahmed Musa and 18 others took part in the Super Eagles’ first training session at the National Stadium, Abuja on Tuesday.

Mikel, who spoke to newsmen after the training, admitted that the game against Algeria would be a very difficult one.

He, therefore, urged the team to ensure that all hands were on deck to take all three points from the game.

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He said, “We must continue to do exactly what we are doing.

“We’ve been doing things right, we have been playing well and look solid as a team.

“Defensively, we look good, going forward we look good, we create chances and we score goals.

“So, we have to continue to do exactly what we are doing, maintain focus, discipline in camp and ensure we work very hard toward Saturday.”

He noted that though the Algerians would be a very hard nut to crack, he was confident that the Super Eagles would be victorious.

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He said, “We are a very good side. We are a very young team.

“Even though we have a couple of experienced players, the team is very young and energetic. So, the counter-attacking style of the Algerians will not be a problem for us.

“We can recover, we can attack. We’ve got the legs to do that.

“They will play to their own strength, while we also play to our own strength and I think it is going to be a very tactical game.

“So, we have to be careful. We want to win but a draw wouldn’t be a bad result.”

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The encounter is scheduled to take place at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium in Uyo on November 12.

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