This Saturday, January 20, Algeria recorded their 2nd draw in this AFCON 2023, against Burkina Faso (2-2). The result puts the Fennecs in 3rd place in Group D, behind Angola and Burkina Faso (4 pts). After the match, Djamel Belmadi spoke to the press.In particular, he criticized the refereeing."I'd like to point out one thing about the refereeing: it seems that a hand in the box in our favor was not signaled. That's important in a game like this.I hope the message will be heard," he begins.
Djamel Belmadi was then asked about his choices, with Feghouli starting in place of Boudaoui and Amoura on the bench. Here, the coach laid his cards on the table."Honestly, all the players who came back were going to come back in any case, but circumstances changed things and the names of those they were going to replace. Bounedjah, for example, could have come off, but we had to take risks and we did."And Belmadi concludes: "It's through suffering that we've won our successes in the past, against all and sundry!"
Djamel Belmadi : « J'ai confiance en mes joueurs, je suis satisfait, on aura des matchs pareils si on part loin dans la compétition, on a joué contre une bonne équipe du Burkina Faso qui était dans le dernier carré de la dernière CAN » pic.twitter.com/pCApvk4lqH
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