Friendly: Eagles stars seek better result against Foxes

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Ahead of their friendly match against Algeria on Tuesday, some Nigerian players have expressed optimism for the tie.

The Super Eagles on Friday night played out a 2-2 draw with the Algeria B team after falling behind 1-0 following an error from goalkeeper Maduka Okoye.

The Eagles then came from behind to earn a 2-1 lead following goals by substitutes Alex Iwobi and Cyriel Dessers.

But a penalty late in the second half earned the Foxes a share of the spoils.

Iwobi who continued his blistering start to the season notched his 10th goal for the Eagles in the encounter.

After the game took to Twitter to react to the result, “Good test, we go again on Tuesday.”

Nottingham Forest forward, Taiwo Awoniyi who started the encounter last Friday also believes Tuesday’s game with Algeria’s main team will be a good game for the Eagles which will help build synergy among the teammates.

“I think it’s going to be a good game for both countries,” he told NFF TV.

“I think Algeria is a country with a lot of talented players as well, but as a team, I think it’s a game that will make us get to know each other more and keep us get to focus on the next challenge.”

Saviour Godwin and Adebayo who earned their first caps for the Eagles also hope for a better result than the draw they got in the first game when they face the Riyad Mahrez-led side on Tuesday.

“We are working out in training, looking forward to the game, and just go there and give out best and hope for a better result,” Adebayo told NFF TV.

The shot-stopper was also delighted to make his debut albeit wishing he had saved the penalty.

“It feels great to play for the Super Eagles. I am very happy to have made my debut for the team today (Friday).

“The penalty I conceded, you know every goalkeeper wants a clean sheet so I hoped I could catch the penalty but good trying next time.”

For Godwin, the Eagles are looking for a win in the game against the Foxes.

“Algeria is a big team, one of the finest in Africa. Of course, when we go into the pitch, we want to win, and I think it’s going to be a really good game for us to fight. We want to win, and are surely going to win the game.”

The 26-year-old also expressed excitement on earning his first appearance in the green white green.

“It’s really amazing for me to play my first game for the Super Eagles, I feel really excited. We had a test game, and this is good for everyone to get to know each other and get better. It was really an amazing outing for me, and collectively, as a team, I feel this is a very good test game for us.”