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Nabil Bentaleb targets Germany upset

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Algeria midfielder Nabil Bentaleb is determined to give everything in Monday night's last 16 encounter with Germany.

The African side, who qualified for the second round after finishing second in Group H, will be massive underdogs in the game against the Germans.

No regrets

Spurs star Bentaleb wants to make sure his side don't have regrets after the game though, and insists he and his teammates will give everything to cause a major upset.

"We will have to give everything and make sure we have no regrets," he told the Tottenham Hotspur website.

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Their opponents progressed through to the last 16 for the seventh successive time after topping Group G, and will be overwhelming favourites for this match - but Bentaleb doesn't think they will walkover the Algerians.

Tough test

"A lot of people think Germany are one of the favourites to possibly win the World Cup. The level of this tournament is very high – you can see that by the fact that even some of the past winners and other fancied teams didn't get through the group stage," added the Spurs youngster.

If Algeria were to pull off a shock win, it would be the furthest the country has ever reached in a World Cup, and the joint-longest run by any African side in the tournament's history.

They have been impressive in their three matches so far - a win against South Korea and the draw they needed against Russia coming off the back of a narrow defeat to much-fancied Belgium in the opening group game.

No clean sheets

They will certainly have to improve defensively if they want to win, though. Vahid Halilhodžić's men have failed to keep a clean sheet in the tournament, conceding five goals thus far.

Looking beyond the World Cup, and Tottenham Hotspur fans will have been impressed with Bentaleb's performances this summer. Having been given his chance at White Hart Lane last season, there is real hope that he will continue to improve.

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