Algeria coach optimistic of 2018 World Cup ticket


Recently appointed Algerian coach, Lucaz Alcaraz seems to have set a huge
target for himself and the foxes.

Alcaraz has set his sights on toppling the Super Eagles of Nigeria and picking the sole ticket of group B which also has AFCON champions Cameroon and
Zambia in contention.

Algeria occupies the bottom position in the four nations group with just a point from two matches. But Alcaraz is hoping to snatch the maximum 6points in the
double header against Zambia later this year before setting up his team for
the crucial last match against Nigeria which the Algerians will host.

“Obviously, we’re not tfavourites, but we have to do everything in our power to get as many points and wins as we can,” Alcaraz while speaking to

“We have to fight hard in every game to make sure that there are no regrets at
the end of it all.

“We’re going to prepare in depth for the two matches against Zambia. The FIFA calender dictates that our future’s going
to hinge on those two games, played in the space of just five days. The players and the staff know what they have to do, what is  expected of them and the importance of these two matches. I need a lot of players for those two games and I’m absolutely convinced that if we beat Zambia, then we’ll qualify.

“If we can get through to the last match
(against Nigeria) with morale high and full of hope after a couple of wins, I think we’ll be able to go into it with confidence high.

“If we can win our next home games, we’ll be in a good position to welcome Nigeria on the final day.”

Lucas Alcarez, the Spanish tactician has managed Watford striker Isaac Success previously at Granada and most recently Uche Agbo before he was replaced by Tony Adams.

He converted Agbo from his central defensive role to a holding midfielder.

All teams in group B have played 2 games with Nigeria sitting at the top of
the table with 6 maximum points from two games.

Cameroon 2nd with 2points after two draws, Zambia 3rd with a point after a draw and one loss and Algeria also with 1point from 2 games.

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