December 9, 2023

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Halilhodzic hasn’t forgotten Fennecs

Halilhodzic hasn't forgotten Fennecs

Vahid Halilhodzik has not forgotten his success with the Algerian team in 2014. Eight years later, the 70-year-old technician is still highlighting the feat.

If there is one event that Halilhodzic remembers in his career, it is playing in the 2014 World Cup with Algeria. His only World Cup of four confirmed qualifiers. Besides, Bosnian always talks about it.

In a long interview with Sophut, coach Wahid returns to his career, his dismissal from Japan and the selection of Morocco, his relationship with the press, etc. But he couldn’t fail to recall his good times with the Greens and the famous match against Germany in the round of 16.

I was identified as the Fennecs coach»

Wherever he goes, Wahid leaves the recipe for success to his successors. This was the case with the Algerian squad he handed over to Christian Gourcuff in 2014. The group that afflicted Joachim Low’s Germany. “ I don’t want to brag, but I have a nose for strategy, I know how to do it. Defensively, in the limit, it’s easy, but dangerous… There are a thousand possibilities. In 2014, all teams were eaten by Germany, and we, Algeria, were eaten by Germany! For me, I don’t have a defined system, I adapt all the time, every match is a battle “, he says.

When asked about his future, Halilhodzic didn’t hesitate to look back. “ So you should be a little proud, bringing four teams to the World Cup is nothing. I want to relive what I experienced with Algeria all over again. Wherever I go, I am recognized as the coach of the Fennecs, we leave a great impression. The day after the elimination against Germany, I went to a shopping center in Porto Alegre to buy some souvenirs, and 10 minutes later there…

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