Djamel Belmadi (Coach, Algeria)

“This match could be an early final. On Thursday against Cote d’Ivoire, we have no choice. We must win to continue the competition. And we’re going to put all the ingredients for that. Algeria just lacked efficiency during this tournament. About the pressure, we have had it since taking office in 2018. All our matches have been played with pressure, but we have to positively feel this feeling.

Riyad Mahrez (Captain, Algeria)

“I am very optimistic about the result. Apart from efficiency, we played well in this competition. And against Côte d’Ivoire, a match that we absolutely must win, there is not a lot of talk. We must act on the pitch, and we will put all the necessary ingredients. We know that the Algerians are following us. We’re going to give it our all.”