The Algeria CHAN team are difficult - Pascal
With many fans criticising the Super Eagles for the result, Pascal weighed in stating that the home-based Algerian sides were quality players and no pushovers.
Pascal told Footballlive that the Algerian Team B consisted of players who play week-in and week-out, plying their trade with clubs who were doing well in the continental competitions, and playing in properly organised leagues.
According to Pascal: "The CHAN teams can be more difficult than the main national teams sometimes, because most of the players have been very active this season playing continental football for their respective clubs. So, it is wrong to think they are push overs."
Pascal promises different game against Algeria first-team
However, the Super Eagles coordinator told Nigerians to expect a better performance when the national team face the Algerian first-choice team in another friendly on Tuesday.
Pascal noted that the Algerian first-choice team is markedly different from their home-based team, thus it would be a different game altogether.
"The CHAN Algeria team players all play in good clubs, that compete well on the continent and that’s aside having a well run league in their country," Pascal explained.
"What’s certain is that the Super Eagles match against the main team on Tuesday will be much different."
The Super Eagles will battle the Desert Foxes of Algeria on Tuesday, September 27 in Oran, Algeria at 8 pm Nigerian time.