Algeria star Adlene Guedioura has confessed that he is eagerly looking forward to next month’s World Cup qualifier away to Nigeria that will pitch him against his Watford teammates, Odion Ighalo and Isaac Success.
Both Ighalo and Success were absent as Nigeria got her quest to be in Russia 2018 to a flying start with an away win over Zambia but they are both expected to be back for the Eagles against the Desert Foxes.
“It’s special to meet teammates who you are used to training with every day and to play against them in one game, so it’s quite good and strange at the same time,” the 30-year-old Algeria midfielder told the Watford official website.
He continued: “It’s going to be an important game for us. I’m sure we’ll have a good welcome from the Nigerian people and from Ighalo and Isaac, but when we go into the pitch they’re not going to be my teammates or my friends any more.
“It’s going to be a tough game and I can’t wait for it.”
At the moment, Guedioura has labelled his Nigerian teammates ‘enemies’ that he would not talk to till after the November 12 tie billed for Uyo, the Akwa Ibom capital.
“I said to them I won’t talk to them until next month because they are my enemy now,” Guedioura jokingly enthused.
At the moment Nigeria are ahead in Group B of the World Cup qualifiers with three points, Algeria and Cameroon are behind with a solitary point each.