Our starlet took his place at the heart of Algeria’s central midfield operation as they sought to contain Belgium in Tuesday’s Group H curtain-raiser.
Two goals from the Red Devils in the final 20 minutes of that match consigned Nabil’s nation to a 2-1 defeat.
But with a fresh chance to get off the mark against South Korea this evening, kick-off 8pm, 19-year-old Nabil is eager to take maximum points from the game.
“I know about South Korea and I know they’re a very good team,” he said. “They’re maybe not quite as strong physically, but they can pass the ball really well.
“I think we have to be careful against them.”