Algeria coach Georges Leekens has remained defiant about the chances of his team even after a crushing 3-1 loss in Nigeria on Saturday.
Algeria are now bottom of group B of the qualifying group for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, five points adrift of leaders Nigeria after two rounds of matches.
“One thing is for sure, we have not been eliminated,” maintained the Belgian coach to africanfootball.com.
“It will be difficult to qualify for the World Cup, but nothing has been decided yet.”
He said the Desert Foxes were not lucky especially in the second half when they dominated play.
“We were slightly better than Nigeria in the second half, but we were not lucky,” he lamented while insisting he will not give any excuses for his team’s defeat.
In August 2017, the North Africans face a banana skin trip to Zambia, whose confidence has been partly restored after a competent 1-1 draw in Cameroon after they lost to Nigeria at home in their opening tie.