Algiers, Algeria – (African Boulevard News) – Arezki Remmane, the head coach of Algeria’s U17 football team, has called on his side to remain positive and focused despite a 3-0 defeat to Senegal in their TotalEnergies U17 AFCON match on Tuesday.
The young Fennecs were outclassed by their Senegalese counterparts, with Souleymane Faye, Cheikh Anta Diop, and Ababacar Ba scoring the goals that sealed the win for the Lions.
Despite the result, Remmane has urged his players to keep their heads up ahead of their final group game against Tanzania on Friday. In a post-match interview, the coach said: “We played against a very good team, but we need to move on from this defeat and focus on our next game. We have to stay positive and keep working hard.”
Remmane’s message to his players is both timely and crucial. The defeat to Senegal has left Algeria with an uphill task of qualifying for the knockout stages of the tournament. They are currently third in Group A, with one point from two games, and need a win against Tanzania to have any chance of making it to the quarter-finals.
The defeat also highlighted some weaknesses in the Algerian team, particularly in defense. The young Fennecs looked shaky at the back and struggled to contain the pace and movement of their Senegalese rivals. They will need to work on their defensive organization and concentration if they want to stand a chance of progressing in the tournament.
Despite the challenges facing his side, Remmane remains optimistic. He believes that his players have the quality and potential to bounce back from the defeat and produce a strong performance against Tanzania.
“We have to keep working hard and believing in ourselves. We know that we are a good team, and we have the ability to qualify for the knockout stages. We just need to stay focused and give our best in the next game,” he said.
In conclusion, Algeria’s U17 football team has been urged to remain positive and focused following their 3-0 defeat to Senegal in the TotalEnergies U17 AFCON. Head coach Arezki Remmane believes that his players have the quality and potential to bounce back from the defeat and produce a strong performance against Tanzania in their final group game. The young Fennecs will need to improve their defensive organization and concentration to have any chance of qualifying for the knockout stages of the tournament.