The captain of the Fennecs of Alegria Riyad Mahrez continues to have difficulty with the failure Algeria to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup scheduled for the end of the year in Qatar.
To the point where his coach at Manchester City realized it and spoke about the issue on Tuesday following City’s 1-0 win against Atletico Madrid.
“Riyad is a little sad because he is not at the World Cup with Algeria. I said to him: “You scored in the 118th minute and you go there but you concede in the 124th minute and you lose.
It’s not like basketball where you have time out or tennis where you can sit between two services to think. In football, there are many times when you can play well and lose. You can’t find explanations, it’s football, “says Pep Guardiola.
Mahrez came off the bench in the second half of the game as City take small first leg advantage.