Super Eagles striker, Odion Ighalo, expects a difficult game when the team faces The Desert Foxes of Algeria in the semi-final of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations.
He believes the encounter will be harder than the games against South Africa and Cameroon.
Nigeria came from behind to defeat Cameroon 3-2 in the second round before knocking out South Africa with a 2-1 win in the quarter-final.
“It’s going to be even more tougher than the game we played yesterday again South Africa and Cameroon,” Ighalo said, Cable.ng. “It’s going to be a tough game. They are a very tough side, compact team. But we are looking forward to it because we are built for this toughness and we are going all out on Sunday to win it.”
The Eagles are aiming for another Afcon title after lifting the trophy in 2013.
Meanwhile, Super Eagles boss, Rohr, has hailed Algerian coach, Djamel Belmadi, ahead of the game. Belmadi was made the Algerian boss in August, 2018, with Rohr impressed with his input since then.
“He’s done a very professional job. They were shaky at the time. We beat them 3-1 (in Uyo) and they made lots of individual errors and defensives mistakes that made it easier for us to win. They were also fragile in the draw,” Rohr told reporters Saturday, according to Guardian.ng.
“Now I see a solid Algeria side with a good balance between attack and defense. They’re still physical but they have come on since and it will be a much harder match than in World Cup qualifying.”