Algeria coach: Mahrez is a gift for all coaches, and Egypt is a beautiful memory for all

Algeria: Djamel Belmadi, coach of the Algerian national football team, praised the leader of the “Desert Warriors” Riyad Mahrez, English star of Manchester City, and considered him a “gift” for all coaches, underlining that Egypt remains a nice memory for all Algerians. Belmadi said, in a press conference on Sunday, before the Algerian national team traveled to Cairo on Monday via Paris, that Egypt remains a beautiful memory for all Algerians, in reference to the coronation of his country in the African Nations Cup hosted by Egypt in 2019. Algeria meets the leaders of the first group with ten points, goal difference from the second classified Burkina Faso, with Djibouti, next Friday, at the Cairo International Stadium in the fifth round of the group stage of the African qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup. Belmadi added: “We will do everything possible for the country and the people. The Djibouti national team is not a strong competitor, but what counts for us is the result, the three points and a good preparation for the Burkina Faso match ”. Belmadi confirmed that he was satisfied with the level presented by Riyad Mahrez, although he admitted that he hopes to play the most games for his team, Manchester City. And he added: “Mahrez is a gift for all coaches. We want him to play every week, but we are not Josep Guardiola. We are sorry when he does not participate like yesterday’s game (the Manchester derby), but rest assured that he will enter. in National team and a great desire to follow ”. He also made it clear that it is not the time for him to make big changes to his team, noting that he is expecting a lot from Said Benrahma, the brilliant player of his club English, West Ham. He explained that he is following a number of players, including those with experience, while criticizing the campaign against player Youssef Blaili, the star of the Qatar Club, promoting doping allegations. Belmadi instead thanked the Algerian government authorities for their attempts to allow fans to watch the play-off against Burkina Faso in program on November 16, at the end of the group stage. On Saturday, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) agreed that 14,000 fans would attend the aforementioned match, the result of which will determine the Group A leaders and the qualification for the decisive round to be played at the end of March 2022. Belmadi stressed that the Arab Cup hosted by Qatar between 30 November This November and 18 December will be a preparatory station for the finals of the African Cup of Nations in schedule for early next year in Cameroon. (Dpa)

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