Wednesday Jun 12, 2019. 12:00
Galatasaray winger Sofiane Feghouli says Algeria can win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations title, saying the national team “is ready”.
The Fennec Foxes exited the 2017 AFCON in the group phase and are still searching for their second continental title after triumphing way back in 1990.
Algeria will come up against Kenya, Senegal and Tanzania in Group C at the finals in Egypt.
"I am convinced that the group is ready. I feel that everyone wants to give the best of himself during this African Cup. Now, the most important thing is to succeed this first match against Kenya,” Feghouli told the FAF website.
“The first match of the group is always important to win to start the competition. In any case, we will take the games one after the other. We do not fear people, we are serious about returning to the country with the Cup.
"It's the work that makes me optimistic, these are not other reasons. We are hard at training. Everyone is involved. It's really fun.
“The 23 best Algerians are there, the level is high. The intensity is better, the competition is healthy. I get up and sleep thinking about that, I came for that, otherwise, it's better to stay at home with your family. I think even my teammates think like me.”
Algeria’s opening match is against Kenya in Cairo on Sunday 23 June.