Following Algeria’s 4-1 victory over Tanzania, here are three things we learned from the match:
1) Bounedjah is our best striker
Baghdad Bounedjah proved his goal-scoring from and why he is so effective for Al Sadd in Qatar, with two fantastic goals in the game against Tanzania. He showed that he can also offer a variety of skills up front, whether it be holding the ball up and being strong or using dribbling skills and intricate footwork. The Oran-born forward has shown Slimani does not have to play all of the time.
2) Soudani and Ferhat are not wing-backs
Having two attacking players operate in defensive positions was a huge error by Madjer. Hilal Soudani (left) and Zinedine Ferhat (right) are most effective when going forward and trying to make goals and score goals. They had to do a lot of running just to keep up with play and often space was left behind them for Tanzania to counter into.
3) Boukhanchouche is not good enough
Question marks were asked when the JS Kabylie midfielder was selected in the squad. And now we are still no closer to answering those questions. He was so out of his depth in that central midfield position and you could tell that he was so uncomfortable, especially against such a poor side.