Former Bosnia national coach, Vahid Halilhodžić once again bemoans Algeria team’s failure to qualify to the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil against the German national team, especially as the Greens were just close to reach the quarter-finals, after they dragged the German team to the extra time, where Joachim Löw’s players scored two goals.
Speaking on Sunday as the guest of Tele Foot show, Halilhodzic, said: “Players of the national team did not have experience in the last World Cup which prevented the qualification for the German team which has most glamorous stars and their best in the world, which made the difference in that match, which was ranked one of the best confrontations in the World Cup Brazil.
The former coach of the Ivorian team also recalled the memories that he had experienced in Algeria and the heroic reception he had received from the Algerian people after returning from Brazil in the beginning of the month of July, considering that those days were among the best days of his long career; “I remember very well the beautiful days which I lived in Algeria, they were amazing, the people gave us an indescribable welcome. I hope that this will happen again in Japan after participating in the next World Cup in Russia”, he said.
Asked about the difference between the Japanese team which he currently coaches and the Algerian national team he had been training for four years, Vahid Halilodzic said: “Individually, Algeria is much better. It has talented players who enjoyed the green rectangle. But collectively the Japanese team is better”.