Algeria coach, Djamel Belmadi has said his team’s current mission in Egypt is to make fans and supporters happy in the final of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
Algeria will need to defeat Senegal in Friday’s final to be African champions for the second time in the tournament’s history.
The 2 teams met in the group stage with Algeria winning 1-0 but Djamel believes the final will be a different game.
His words, “We are aware of the circumstances in our country. Our people showed great stuff lately, but our focus is on the final and we want to win the tournament for our people. We want to make them happy,”
“We will prepare for that match as we did for the previous ones. We are focused and I rely on my players’ motivation and enthusiasm.”
We are preparing in the best conditions and we are playing this match just to win. The group stage game is totally different, this is a decisive match. Both teams are on another psychological level.
“We are playing against the best African ranked team, and they played in the previous World Cup, so we can lose. They are the favourites.”