How Algerians Plan to Battle Super Eagles

As Expected, Algeria have done their homework on the Super Eagles and I was able to capture this from a reliable source and I will advice you keep a glass of water by your side.
Nigeria Coach Gernot Rohr offers a door and direct, with alot of rhythm game on the attack. To succeed , Gernot Rohr, who was however known for his cautious game and counter attack when he was coach of OGC Nice, has done ambitious tactical transition with the Super Eagles.They are now more of offensive 4-4-2 rather than 4-2-4 they were using before.

The benefit of this impressive offensive line, Gernot Rohr so deliberately Stabilized the balance of the team by putting confidents in his two combative midfielders.
Behind, they have a classic defense of four tough guys that don't create gaps. But this does not come back late in the game in a 4-2-3-1 formation for more balance once they are leading and when the Opponents are becoming more desperate.

Gernot Rohr made four changes with the lineup in Zambia, the striker Brown Ideye (28 years, Olympiacos) started in place of Odion Ighalo (27 years, Watford) more useful to holdup play for others.

In a pivotal role,He is the type of player that weighs on a defence to provide support to the other 3 attackers playing around him.

Both wings are occupied by young and talented Alex Iwobi (20 years, Arsenal) who operated from the left and Simon Moses (21 years, Gent) in a right winger role. They lined up instead of the more experienced Victor Moses (25 years, Chelsea) and Ahmed Musa (24 years, Leicester City).

Good dribblers,they are athletic and love Switching positions especially the youngster of Arsenal who is very good with both feet and can destroy with speed and the young prodigy Kelechi Iheanacho (20 years, Manchester City) has meanwhile a freerole a little more deadly and very good technically with his Left foot, he plays in a role of supportive striker.

Big revelation in the Premier League this season,he is the heart of the offensive sector with his pinpoint passes and precision on the shots (he scored in the last 4 consecutive matches for Nigeria), he does not hesitate to assist the striker offer or to pick up the ball from deep.


The highlight of the Nigerian team is that they have this ability to create danger during transition from defence to attack and were very fast with a direct game that often surprised the Zambians.Overall,the offence is the pillar of the new-look Nigerian with a game based on speed and above average technical qualities. Kelechi Iheanacho, Alex Iwobi and Brown Ideye are good to create problems for an opponent.

OBI Mikel (age 29, Chelsea) is often not very far from distributing passes or hit a shot from range. The other side of the coin is that lack of experience at this level, the young and spirited Nigerian attackers confuse sometimes running into offside traps or making wrong decisions in the final third.

but given their talent,they will very probably reach their best in the near future,with the pool of young talents that are knocking the door of the Super Eagles.

Defensively, the luxury is from the loss of ball in the opposing half by two attackers who are leading the line, with the midfielders that can track back easily if necessary.The first line consisting of the box-to-box Obi Mikel and the destroyer Onazi (23 years, Trabzonspor) assisted by two other wingers on the sides. We notice that the front players do not have a great defensive performance,Alex Iwobi involves timidly despite his energy and Simon Moses spends a lot of time to recover a not very reassuring on that wing as he made defensive mistakes in from of Onyinye

Against an aging Zambia, Gernot Rohr paraded youthful defensive line by starting Onyinye on the right side (19 years, Genk) which his long throw-in was originally key to the opening goal. Elderson Echiejile (28 years, Standard Liège) occupies the left side with more defensive performance.In the middle, William Troost-Ekong (23 years, FK Haugesund) and Kenneth Omeruo (23 Alanyaspor) showed good skills in the air with a lot of interceptions on the many long Zambian crosses but they are going to suffer against world class players.

In the second half against Zambia, the Nigerian defence showed some signs of fatigue. With sometimes bad positioning and lack of speed on their side and we also notice that they lose concentration easily,Probably more exposed because of the slow midfield in the closing period of the game.

After Zambian scored consolation, Gernot Rohr quickly responded with a first sub out at the 73rd minute.Brown Ideye was replaced by defensive midfielder Anderson Esiti (22 years, Gent) in order to protect the slim lead,then changed the shape for the last ten minutes, Nigeria has adopted a 4-2-3-1 with Ahmed Musa on the left and Mikel Obi on the right to block hallways and exploit on the counter.

In order to preserve the lead, the Super Eagles defence changed into a solid 6 + 4 not easy to penetrate.Not yet at the point, the defensive system is probably the big job in the coming months to Gernot Rohr who already will have to find solutions to our hard-hitting players oppositions and a not easy to supervise Islam Slimani. Against our national team, the German coach could try Musa Muhammed on the right side and he played all last three games before Zambia, he had made good impressions. Léon Balogun (28 Mainz 05) could also be the part in order to bring more concentration and technique in central defence.Offensive side, the coach can trust his young prodigies to start against our more experienced players in the defence.

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