Algeria Football – Between the halves of the Ajaccio and Strasbourg match, Algerian international Youcef Belaili made the event by speaking Arabic at the microphone of Amazon Prime Video, the exclusive broadcaster of French championship matches this season. This has made the left winger of the Algerian team the subject of heavy criticism.
Saving his team after conceding two goals in the first half, French journalists headed to Belaili to interview him. Known for his linguistic slippages, the Fennec DZ mixed Arabic and French in his statement. “Hamdoulillah, it was a difficult match against Strasbourg, we played well we scored two goals.. Rja’ana fel moubarat [nous sommes revenus dans le match]insha’Allah victory”, said the child of El Bahia, Oran.
Internet users are divided into two opinions. Some criticized the Algerian international and others were proud of him, pointing out that he is not required to speak any language other than his mother tongue. This second opinion was strongly supported by beIN Sports journalist Mohamled Nedjari, who came to the defense of the Algerian star. “Belaili has the right to express himself in the language he speaks fluently, and it would have been better to have an interpreter, as is the case with some players”published the Algerian journalist on Twitter.
من حق بلايلي الحديث باللغة التي يتقنosure pic.twitter.com/9TPhaH4Gnb
— MOHAMMED NEDJARI (@nedjarimd1) November 5, 2022
As a reminder, the Algerian had a great game after managing to turn the tide against Strasbourg by scoring two goals in the 33rd and 40th minutes from two penalties, and he missed the hat-trick by wasting a third penalty. The former player of Esperance Sportif de Tunis also delivered a fine assist to his teammate, the Franco-Algerian Riad Nouri (37), who put the ball in the back of the net with an unstoppable header in the 45th minute. minute.
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