During an interview with Al-Nahar channel, the former national coach, Rabah Saadane, spoke about the topic of the national team and the upcoming play-off match for the 2022 World Cup in which she will participate.
Having recently secured qualification to the play-offs that served as the final round of qualifying for the 2022 World Cup, the Greens in March will face either Egypt, Cameroon, Ghana, Mali or the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Congo in order to get their tickets to Qatar. In an interview on this topic, Rabah Saadane gave his impressions of the deadline in which the Djamel Belmadi players will participate.
“Our team has a bit of a lack of experience with the psychological management of high stakes games.”
“Sheikh” Rabah Saadane began by pointing out that he believes that the national team made mistakes in its last match and that we should learn from them: I think our team will learn a lot of lessons after the mistakes made in the match against Burkina Faso.. »
After that, he mentioned, according to him, the main advantage that the foxes will benefit from during the next jump: “ It is clear that all the teams will do their best in the qualifiers, but to receive our opponent at home in the second leg will be an advantage for us. “
He also made his observations regarding the psychological management of important matches by the national team, which he does not consider optimal: However, I find our squad somewhat lacking in experience with psychological management of high stakes matches, especially at home. This is a note for the psychological record only, because in terms of the technical side, we have a strong team. “
“If I had to name the choices I would like to avoid, it would be the choices of Mali and Egypt.”
As for the foxes’ potential opponents in the next jump, Rabah Saadane believes that they will all offer a good resistance to Mehr Belmadi: As for our potential play-off opponents, it will not be easy to face any of them. However, we are currently part of the top African selections with those in Senegal, Morocco and Tunisia. We should also be happy that we are not facing the top five teams in Africa according to the FIFA rankings. “
Asked about naming potential rivals he feared, the former national team coach said: “ If I had to name the choices I would avoid, it would be those of Mali and Egypt. “
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