the development of Houssem Aouar on his controversial remarks on the France team


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After wearing the France team jersey on October 7, 2020 in a friendly against Ukraine, Olympique Lyonnais midfielder Houssem Aouar made an announcement about the future of his international career: indeed, the 24-year-old player announced last Thursday that he had changed sporting nationality and thus represented the Algerian team. A decision that will take effect from next September, by mutual agreement with his new coach Djamel Belmadi, until he regains his best physical level before defending the green and white jersey, as we revealed to you in exclusivity on our site.

In an interview with the official media of the Algerian Football Federation, the neo-international of the Greens nevertheless confided that he had some regrets about his first choice of having chosen the blue jersey, before retracting two and a half years later. : “I can understand some thoughts. It is not a default choice. If it was, I wouldn’t have done it now. To be honest, once my choice to join the France team, I felt, quite simply, a regret. For my part, personally, I had not made the choice that suited me. Statements that made several observers of the round ball react, in particular Raymond Domenech…

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Indeed, the former coach of the France team had criticized him for considering Algeria as a second choice after his decline in club, closing the door to the Blues. The principal concerned, in an interview granted to Telefootwanted to make things clear about his last words: “It’s my choice, and then I’m ready to face it. What I said was that I regretted not having chosen Algeria earlier, it’s not a choice against France. It’s a lack of respect for our country because there are very good players in Algeria. There are so many African players who are among the best in the world: Mané, Mahrez, Salah, Osimhen. It’s not a default choice at all.”

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Always at the microphone TF1the former French Espoirs international (15 caps, 4 goals) is aware of the demands he will face in order to win under the orders of Djamel Belmadi and thus win the hearts of more than 44 million supporters: “By making this choice, I was never told that it was going to be all acquired, that I was going to come and that I was going to have the necessary playing time. Not at all, I am on an equal footing with the rest of the group and available to the coach. His change of sporting nationality is part of a policy of the FAF to convince the dual nationals in order to allow the Fennecs to regain their best level and in particular, to go and raise a third African Cup of Nations in Côte d’Ivoire next winter…

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