Belmadi: Ait Nouri is preparing to join the Algerian national team

Algeria: Algerian national football coach Djamel Belmadi revealed today Sunday that Wolverhampton Wolverhampton player Ryan Ait Nouri has changed his sporting nationality in waiting to join the “Desert Warriors” battalion. Belmadi stated in a press conference: “Ait Nouri changed his sporting nationality just two days ago and we received a correspondence from the International Football Association (FIFA) confirming this. He wasn’t in able to join us in the current field, due to compelling family reasons that go back a long time ”. He continued: “Our contacts with Ait Nouri started in October 2019, when he was 19. I spoke to him and he disagreed and we refused to pressure him. He could be with us next March. , just in case in good shape and not injured. He is a good player with great potential and we wish him success ”. Belmadi also confirmed that Fares Chaibi, the star of the club French of Toulouse, he had chosen to play for the Algerian national team, even if he could have represented France. Belmadi instead refused to deepen the practice of Houssem Aouar, the French player of Lyon, who had been speculated whether or not he would join the Algerian national team, asking to stop spreading false information. Belmadi also expressed his dissatisfaction with the position of Wahab Rais Mbolhi, the Saudi goalkeeper of Qadsia, noting that he is sad for a goalkeeper like him to play. in second Saudi division. Belmadi instead praised the newcomer Mahdi Leiris, the Italian Sampdoria player, underlining that he is a player who can play in multiple roles with great qualifications and has a strong tactical culture, and that will study how to take it. Belmadi justified the call-up of Karim Araibi, the Algerian youth forward, for the absence of Andy Delors, the French striker of Nice, due to injury, and for the presence of Baghdad Bounedjah, the forward of Al-Sadd, due to disqualification of the Qatar Championship. And regarding facing the Mali national team next Wednesday in the city of Oran, Belmadi said he had in he has long planned to face this opponent for his strength and high level and he was even in able to be in World Cup. “The goal of the first game against Mali is to give the players more time to play and develop more. The game will be difficult, especially for some of the elements who will participate for the first time, as well as for some players who are not used to. play with each other “. As for the second friendly against Sweden, in program next Saturday in Malmö, Belmadi considered it a good opportunity, because the way of playing of this team is different from that of the “greens”, as well as including active players in Several major leagues and teams. Belmadi urged Algerian fans to respect the competitors and not to whistle the national anthem. Belmadi said he mostly ignored the criticisms surrounding him, pointing out that his relationship with Majid Bougherra, the coach of the local team, is like that of a brother and a brother. The Algerian coach could not hide the pain of his country’s absence from the World Cup, Mirza said he will follow him in television and will encourage teams from Qatar, Tunisia and Morocco. (Dpa)