The Algerian coach, Djamel Belmadi said he was able to pin-point the strength and weakness of the Super Eagles after he watched their previous matches.
According to him, he noticed that the Super Eagles strength in the attack was the wings and perfected a counter offensive strategy to stop Nigeria from launching attack from the wings.
He also said that “we had to make a plan for Nigeria. We know they use Musa and Chukwueze directly with a lot of pace. We tried to close those spaces. I also know that their defenders are very good, but not very fast. If you run at them, they struggle.