Manchester City winger, Riyad Mahrez has come out to compare Tunisia to Atletico Madrid. He recently revealed this ahead of Algeria’s trip to Tunis for a friendly match.
According to him, he expects a different match vs Tunisia because they know how to sit back and hurt teams the way Diego Simeone’s team plays in Spain.
He added that Algeria sealed the victory vs Mali with their improved second half, so first-half performances have to improve.
His words, “The match against Tunisia will be a different match. It’s a tough team to play. Maybe a less playful team, but we know Tunisia. It’s like Atletico Madrid, you dominate and in the end you get screwed.”
“It was a complicated game. Mali are clearly not an easy team to play. We struggled in the first half, but the second half was better.”
“Mali was good, we couldn’t get the ball out well. It was a good team and the coach was able to sort out the problems at half-time. We’re not always going to win by 3-0 or 4-0! It’s one of the tough matches in Africa.”
“There is a lot of work to be done on the training ground as, without a doubt, we cannot give up the number of chances we did [against Romania] and not expect to be punished.”
“We can improve on all the small details in the two performances we have had. We were able to pick up a lot of learnings from the first game and feed them in to [Sunday’s game]. You know, some of the things on discipline and details on defending set plays.”
“Mali is a team with a lot of personality, very well organized in the middle, where they hurt us. However, they lacked a little presence in front to materialize their opportunities. It’s a very good team.”
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