In 2019, Algeria won the CAN after 29 years of waiting. The parade in front of the public, on his return to Algeria, left a lasting mark on Riyad Mahrez, as he confided to RMC Sport in a river interview.
Captain’s armband around his arm, Riyad Mahrez led Algeria to their second victory in the African Cup of Nations in 2019. Top scorer of the competition, the Manchester City player had savored the return to Algeria and the celebration of the title with the Algerian people.
“We had to do 20 minutes by bus, we did 7 hours, he said in the documentary” Mahrez, he was a faith “, broadcast on RMC Sport this Saturday. I swear to you, seven hours! Magnificent. He. Only in Algeria do you see that. They are killers. They are proud. “
“I’m coming soon”, launched when he was still in Le Havre
Algeria had waited for this title for 29 years, after the victory of the Fennecs of Rabah Madjer in 1990. Riyad Mahrez, him, had always imagined shining with his selection. Still in Le Havre, hardly turned professional, he saw himself there and did not hesitate to say it.
The Algerian tells the anecdote of a discussion between Walid Mesloub and Carl Medjani, two Algerian internationals. He had asked a question to Medjani, who did not know him, before slipping: “I will arrive soon”. The sequel proved Mahrez right.