Deprived of participation in the World Cup by Cameroon (1-2, ap) on Tuesday in the return play-offs, Algeria gave up the 2022 World Cup. A bitter failure, as the captain of the Champions wrote. CAN 2019 Africa, Riyad Mahrez, in a long letter to supporters.
“I was touched to read the messages of some, who question the love I have for this jersey and my desire to defend it. You are comparing my club and my country when it is incomparable, know that it is an immense pride for me to come and play for my country”, first recalled the Manchester City winger, before turning to the ‘to come up. “For the moment, we still have to take the time to accept what happened. But know that you can count on us to find solutions, and come back stronger together, as we always have. Our goal will always be to put Algeria where it should be: up there.”
Riyad Mahrez’s full message to Algerian fans