Mikel Hails Team Spirit Ahead Algeria Clash

By Adebayo Williams

Super Eagles’ captain, John Obi Mikel has hailed the team’s spirit ahead of their World Cup qualifier match against Algeria at the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State on Saturday. The Chelsea midfielder also warned his teammates to be careful in their approach. He, however, remained optimistic that with the current attitude of the players in the camp, they would emerge victorious against the visitors.



“The team spirit is good and we have to continue doing exactly what we are doing. We have to do things rightly,” Mikel told media on Tuesday.

“We look solid like a team, we are good defensively we look good, going forward, we look good, we create chances and we score goals.

“We have to keep doing what we are doing, keep focus in camp and discipline and make sure we work hard. They are a very good side so we have to do well in this game and make sure we have three points

“We have to be focused in this game and make sure we get the result. I think we are a very good side, we have a very young team, maybe just one or two couple of experienced players.

“The team is very young and very energetic. I think the counter is not going to be a problem to us. We can attack; we have got the legs to do that. We have to play to our own strength, they have to play to their own strength.

“It’s going to be a very tactical game, so we have to be very careful,” he concluded.

The Super Eagles lead the group with three points from their victory over Zambia in Ndola while Algeria and Cameroon are level on one point each.

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