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Cote d’Ivoire dethrones Algeria in Douala to top Group E

Jan 21, 2022

Franck Kessié (Cote d’Ivoire), Man of the match:

“Today, we must highlight the successful collective work of a great team from Côte d’Ivoire. We won this match together, we fought together. We are also in the process of gaining momentum in this competition where we arrived unprepared. That’s why the beginnings were difficult and it must get better and better.

Patrick Beaumelle, (Coach, Cote d’Ivoire):

“It’s an almost perfect match, a lot of satisfaction, heart and courage. Unlike other matches, we managed to put in the necessary ingredients with success at the end. Tonight, a lot of positive things and if we continue like this, we can have something at the end. On this meeting, unlike Algeria who lacked confidence, we entered the game, with less negative pressure being assured of qualification.”

Djamel Belmadi, (Coach, Algeria):

“It is simply a failure, difficult to make a rational analysis on the spot. We were keen to catch up on this match after a difficult start but the big problem, we did not manage to materialize our chances and even the penalties did not enter, doubt set in, we never managed to enter this competition”.