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Nabil Bentaleb can star for Algeria at the World Cup this summer

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Nabil Bentaleb is set to shine for Algeria at this summer’s World Cup. That is the view of international team-mate Adlene Guedioura.

The 19-year-old midfielder made his debut for Tottenham in Tim Sherwood's first game in charge against Southampton, and has gone on to feature heavily since.

His first-team exposure with Spurs led to him being called up for Algeria in March, where he earned his first cap against Slovenia.

Speaking to BBC Sport, Guedioura said he hopes Bentaleb can star for the national side.

"I think he can bring his qualities. He's a young lad who is starting every game for Tottenham, that shows how good he is," he said.

"When he joined us for the first time we tried to welcome him as a brother because the national team is a kind of family. Hopefully he's going to do well for us."

Bentaleb has represented France at junior level, but under FIFA rules he was allowed to switch allegiances.

Crystal Palace midfielder, Guedioura, believes playing in the Premier League means Bentaleb will cope on the World Cup stage.

"When you play in the Premier League it means you have the experience to play in big games," he added.

"I know when you play in the national team it's quite different and of course we're talking about the World Cup but I think he's doing really well and we're going to be there for him."

The Desert Foxes will be in Group H along with South Korea, Belgium and Russia. Guedioura said he was hopeful they can progress to the second-round after being eliminated in the group stages in South Africa last time round.

He said: "It's going to be historical if we can do it but it's going to be tough because we have tough teams and really big teams in our group. We're going to prepare ourselves well to be there.

"We have an ambitious coach and we're not going there to be tourists. We'll go there with confidence and even though we want to enjoy it, enjoying it means winning as well."

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