MATCHS DU JOUR 14
Algeria is in great danger after its defeat against Equatorial Guinea. The Fennecs occupy the last place in group E with only one point. They must beat Côte d'Ivoire to hope to play in the last 16 of the competition. But the coach of the Greens Djamel Belmadi does not admit defeat at all.
Algeria is back to the wall after its defeat against Equatorial Guinea (0-1). '' It's the only way to get to the last 16," he said. "We have to beat Côte d'Ivoire to get to the last 16''. And the coach of the Fennecs Djamel Belmadi is aware of this. "We will not accept to be eliminated from this AFCON without giving everything. There are not always rational answers. We're creating dozens of chances but none of the balls are going to go in," the Algerian coach told a post-match press conference.
'' I've seen a group of players who are very good at what they do," said Belmadi. "I saw a group of team-mates and brothers who were frustrated, saddened and almost despondent (...) The world will come down on us. The world is going to come down on us and I take a lot of responsibility for that," said the coach.
'' The world will come down on us and I take a lot of responsibility for that," said the coach, but Belmadi does not admit defeat and is determined to win the game against Côte d'Ivoire. "As long as I am not dead, I will believe in it. I reminded them of 2018. They were all there. What was more difficult? Getting up then or now after three years of work? Me I believe in us, I believe in my players and to the end we won't give up."