In order to conquer Africa at 2019 AFCON, the players were decisive in the leading role. Djamel Belmadi is well aware of that. Of course, he dispatched things very well. But the real actors of this success were his 11 men and substitutes who did their best on the pitch.
The Fennecs coach is a great tactician and also a great group leader. He is truly conscious. Having a strengthened group requires the maintain of a good relationship with each player. This is what he did. And it paid off with the coronation of Algeria at the last African Cup of Nations.
“The relationship with my players is for me the essential part of this job. I love them. Just simply. We didn’t go to Egypt like the little thumb or a team coming out on the first round in 2017. We went there with the idea of being valuable, brave, ambitious and believing in it.” He said in an interview to the official media of the Algerian Football Federation (FAF).
Despite this triumph, Djamel Belmadi wants even more. He is more ambitious than ever.