Belmadi said in statements carried by the Algerian newspaper Al-Shorouk: “I spoke a lot with the players of the Algerian national team and showed them the model of the German national team, because it is an old international school, and how its technical level declined after the 2014 World Cup, to get out of the first round of the 2018 edition.”
“I asked them not to fall into the trap of vanity, to continue sacrifices and make the Algerian people happy,” he added.
The Algerian national team, holder of the African Nations Championship, has qualified for the next edition since the fourth round, and played the fifth and sixth round matches in order to prepare for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
He continued, “I see the matches between Zambia and Botswana in the African Nations Qualifiers as an exemplary preparation for the Burkina Faso and Djibouti exams next June in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.”
And he added, “The Burkina Faso team is very similar to Zambia, and the technical level of Djibouti is close to Botswana, but we do not forget that each team and match has their own peculiarities and the circumstances surrounding them.”
He stressed, “The Algerian Football Association sent a heavy file to the International Federation and the African Confederation, to alert them to the negativity of African arbitration in official matches.”
“We do not want anyone to be aligned with us, we just want the literal application of the applicable regulations, and the protection of the diligent teams,” Belmadi concluded.
The Algerian national team is in the first group of African qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup, accompanied by Niger, Burkina Faso and Djibouti.