Football: “It’s humiliating for Algeria!” Raymond Domenech knocks out Houssem Aouar
Houssem Aouar has decided to change sporting nationality. The OL player chose Algeria, two and a half years after wearing the France team jersey. A choice that was not appreciated by the former coach of the Blues Raymond Domenech. It is the least we can say.
The Olympique Lyonnais player showed this Thursday, March 16 his desire to wear the jersey of Algeria. This Friday, Fennecs coach Djamel Belmadia unveiled his list of players selected for the double confrontation against Niger. A list in which we also find the Toulousain Farès Chaïbi.
Houssem Aouar does not appear in this list. It must be said that my attacking midfielder is losing ground at OL. Very (very) little used by Laurent Blanc, he is at the end of his contract with his training club and will probably leave the banks of the Rhône at the end of the season. A descent into hell for a player who was promised a completely different destiny.
“It annoys me compared to Algeria”
In 2020, he had also celebrated his first appearance in the French team during a friendly match against Ukraine. Since then, Houssem Aouar has not been recalled with the Blues. But his international career is still not over since he decided to change sporting nationality by declaring his love for Algeria. Le Gone even declared this Friday that he regretted having worn the jersey struck by the rooster: “When I joined the French team, I felt a regret, that I had not made the choice that suited me”.
His change of sporting nationality did not go unnoticed. Former French coach Raymond Domenech did not mince his words about the OL player this Thursday on the set of The evening team : “I find it humiliating for Algeria to say that, because he can no longer play in the France team, ‘hey, I’m going to go to Algeria’. If he does that when he’s at the top level and that it is he who decides who he really chooses, yes. But there he diminishes the idea that we can have of this Algerian team by saying ‘I am not good for the French team , so I speak from my heart and I go there. It annoys me in relation to Algeria”. The message got through.