Algeria’s defender Ramy Bensebaini (L) is marked by Nigeria’s forward Samuel Chukwueze during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) Semi-final football match between Algeria and Nigeria at the Cairo International stadium in Cairo on July 14, 2019. (Photo: FADEL SENNA/AFP/Getty Images)

The Super Eagles do not deserve to lose to Algeria on Sunday, according to Villarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze.

Nigeria were beaten 2-1, no thanks to a Riyald Mahrez last-kick-goal during a semi-final clash at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

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And a disappointed Chukwuweze speaking after the match, described the loss as unfortunate.

He, however, said the team will fight their way back to winning, like the professionals they are.

“We’re disappointed because I think we don’t deserve losing,” he added.

“We all know we are disappointed but we are professionals, so we just have to try and get rid of it and fight back.”