Algeria coach confident of winning against Equatorial Guinea

Algeria: Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi has confirmed that his team will do everything to beat Equatorial Guinea in the second round of Group E of the African Cup of Nations on Sunday. in course in Cameroon. Algeria drew in their first match against Sierra Leone, while Equatorial Guinea lost 0 to Ivory Coast. “The match against Equatorial Guinea will be complicated,” Belmadi said on Saturday in a press conference in the Cameroonian city of Douala. The opponent includes good players who were and are playing in Spain. History is no longer important, the differences between African teams have narrowed by a very large percentage and all the teams that could win have suffered at the start of this tournament. “He added:” We respect all opponents and will play to win. and nothing else. Our thoughts are on achieving this goal in the second game, which will be more difficult than the first. We have more confidence in ourselves and we will do everything to win ”. Belmadi revealed that midfielder Ramiz Zerrougui and striker Adam Ounass are ill and may not participate, in to a large extent, against Equatorial Guinea, underlining its full confidence in attackers Baghdad Bounedjah and Islam Soleimani. Belmadi stressed that the Douala floor is not catastrophic, but it does not allow attacking and playing teams to apply their method of play because it is dry, asking to face the circumstances, whatever they are. The Algeria coach talked about the first match against Sierra Leone, and said that the “Greens” hoped to win it, but did not succeed, stressing that he loves the pressures which represent a positive incentive for him and for the players. And he added: “We always have a desire to provide the best, develop and correct mistakes”, noting that all the teams nominated for the crown have encountered great difficulties in the Cameroon championship. He also pointed out that Senegal remains one of the major candidates for the continental title. For his part, defender Youssef Atal admitted the difficulty of participating in this tournament, expressing the hope that his country will recover the effectiveness it had lost in the first match against Sierra Leone. Atal said the players are motivated to deliver the best, keep the streak unbeaten, continue the course consistently in the African Cup and keep the title. (Dpa)