Algeria head coach, Djamel Belmadi praised his players following the team’s comeback win against Nigeria on Tuesday night, Abbeylivenetwork.com understand.
The Desert Foxes rallied back to win the encounter at the Miloud Hadefi Stadium, Oran 2-1.
The two-time African champions went behind on nine minutes after Terem Moffi profited from slack defending to give the Super Eagles the lead.
Captain Riyad Mahrez equalised from the penalty spot three minutes before the break, with Youcef Atal netting the winning goal in the 70th minute.
Belmadi heaped plaudits on his players for fighting back to win the game.
“Nigeria are a good team, it was a real test. We played against them three times under my tenure. We beat them three times. They wanted to take their revenge,” Belmadi told a post-match press conference.
“Conceding a goal can break your momentum. We lacked vigilance, I don’t like it because I insist on it. We stuck to our plan. We relocated and reworked this team.
“I like what we saw in the second half in midfield. Normally, there is everything you need to have a seat and a way to play. We have what it takes with these three players.
“I thank my staff. We are one. I am their representative because we need a voice, but we are on the same wavelength.”