Mahrez says Algeria are ready for AFCON 2019

Man City winger Riyad Mahrez has been reflecting on Algeria’s 3-2 win against Mali and is looking ahead to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

We feel physically better. As I said in the first game, we gradually build up. After organising his preparation, the manager insisted that we come here knowing that the conditions are similar to those that we will have in Egypt.

We will have no excuses against Kenya. We are ready for AFCON. We played against a very good team in the form of Mali. Scoring three goals is something important and uncommon. The last time we achieved that was against Togo. This is a very good thing but we are not carried away and we will stay focused because the next game against Kenya will be harder.

In this match, we played well in the first 20 minutes, then we dropped a little intensity. We conceded goals that we could have avoided. On the other hand, I think that we came back stronger in the second half. After the 70th minute , I think we managed to beat them and we could have ended up scoring four or five goals thanks to the opportunities we created.

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