Guest of the show "Rothen ignites" on RMC Thursday evening, Djamel Belmadi returned to the conflict between him and Andy Delort.
The Nice striker had indicated last week that he wanted to put the Algerian selection in parentheses to focus on his club season.
Belmadi, who had already mentioned the subject with strong words at a press conference last week, gave a layer on the radio.
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Already I would have preferred that he spoke about it to the Algerian press (note,
Delort had spoken to L'Equipe
). Then put the selection in brackets for a year? It's the big joke of the year. That means that we are going to play under 40 degrees in Niger in terrible conditions and when everything is settled, he will come back like a little bride saying "it's okay I'm available"? It is doubly disrespecting us, ”
protested the Algerian coach.
The former midfielder of PSG and OM also castigates the attitude of the leaders of OGC Nice who, according to him, would pressure so that their African players do not go in selection. “
Without weighing up, I spoke with the sports director of Nice, Julien Fournier, who called me. He said to me: "
We tell our players.
" Even Youcef Atal, who is already in the selection. He said to him: "
We would like you not to go in selection.
" He has this merit to be clear, but he does not have the right, these are Fifa dates. I told him : "
Ethically, what you do is disgusting, you do not respect the countries, the selections and the African continent.
If it's only oral, you do what you want, but ethically I don't like what you do
Winners of the African Cup of Nations in 2019, the Algerian Fennecs will put their title on the line at the next CAN scheduled from January 9 to February 6, 2022 in Cameroon.
Originally scheduled for 2021, the tournament had been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.