Algerian international, Ishak Belfodil, spoke about some aspects of his social and sporting life, in an interview with a German website of the local club Hoffenheim on Wednesday.
Ishak Belfodil (26) expressed his pride of his homeland Algeria, preferring to play for Algeria rather than France, although he spent much of his life in this European country, in a question that was asked about the trade-off between Algeria and France.
Belfodil was born in the city of Mostaghanem (western Algeria) in early 1992 and emigrated early with his family to France where they settled there.
In another question about the sport that he would have had if he was not involved in football, the striker of Algerian “Greens” said he would have preferred to play basketball that he liked so much.
Belfodil is 1.92 meters, which would have qualified him to play basketball.
“My level in German is still medium and needs additional support lessons to improve it”, he said.
He has played in Germany since the summer of 2017. He played Werder Breme uniforms and moved to Hoffenheim.
Algerian international also said he was proud to play in the Bundesliga, describing it as a large and respectable championship.
On the way to his favorite celebration after scoring goals, Belfodil showed that he was influenced by the former Brazilian star Kaka, the equivalent of raising the two spades to the sky.
Previously, the national football team’s coach, Djamal Belmadi, decided not to call Ishak Belfodil to play for the match against Togo, explaining the weakness of the Hoffenheim striker in Benin match last October, which is the same interpretation that was presented by Belmadi about Nabil Ben Taleb, Rachid Ghazal and Adlane Guedioura.