Slimani still can’t digest the elimination of the World Cup


Algerian striker Islam Slimani admitted to having always had Fennecs exiting the road in the World Cup qualifiers.

The World Cup in Qatar starts next November and Algeria will not be there. For the second time in a row, the Greens will have to watch the global competition from home. In the play-offs of this tournament, they were unable to overcome the Cameroonian pitfall. A conceded goal just before the gong cost them the ticket to Qatar. An elimination that some Fennecs always have trouble forgetting. This is particularly the case of Islam Slimani.

The top scorer in the history of the Greens (41 goals) admitted that this setback against the Indomitable Lions remains one of the worst memories of his career. “To be eliminated by 30 seconds, when I have the feeling that we had done things well, it was a shock and it remains so today, indicated the neo-Brest in remarks reported by the Parisian. I don’t live it well at all but I tell myself that it’s our destiny and that we have to live with it”.

Slimani wants to win another trophy with Algeria

Despite this pain and also the weight of age, Slimani doesn’t think about an international retirement at all: “And that does not at all mark the end of my international career. As long as I’m competitive, I’ll make sure to help my selection. Why not consider winning something back with Algeria? »

The former Lyonnais, who is performing today at the Parc des Princes with his Finistère teammates, also confided his happiness to find two of his compatriots in Brest. “They weren’t a primary factor in my arrival, but they will make my adaptation a lot easier. In selection, we form a family. In Brest, on the ground, we will find each other all the more easily… I have only been there for two weeks but I am improving with each training session. At each session, I get to know my new teammates better. I am convinced that we will achieve great things”. It’s time to get down to it though, because after six days the band at Der Zakarian points to an inglorious 17e square.

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