Niger coach Michel Cavalli spoke about facing Egypt and following Mustafa Mohamed in Nantes, as well as his experience in the Alexandrian national team and the Algerian national team.
Egypt will meet Niger next Friday at 6 pm.
Cavalli said on Al-Hayat channel: “I have a way of playing and I will not change my way of playing for Mohamed Salah. He is an excellent player, but we do not have a tactical plan for him, but rather we prefer teamwork.”
He added, “I follow Mustafa Mohamed in Nantes because I have an excellent relationship with the club and I have a 10-year-old son who plays in the club’s junior team, and therefore I am forced to follow him, and he is an excellent player and is developing little by little and adding to the team.”
And he talked about his experience with the Alexandrian Federation, saying: “The experience with Al-Ittihad was short, I have experience in training in the Arab world, and the Egyptian League is excellent, and my relationship was good with the club’s management, but there were those who disturbed the atmosphere in the team, and I do not like to interfere in my work, which is what It caused me to leave.”
The 65-year-old Frenchman led the Al-Ittihad team in 8 league matches, winning two matches, losing 3, and bidding farewell to the Egypt Cup against Al-Assiouty at the time.
And about trying to persuade Karim Benzema and Samir Nasri to wear the Algerian national team shirt, he replied, “I regret a lot because I thought that I convinced them to play for Algeria because I wanted to participate with them in the World Cup and in this period they were young and I knew that they would be great and excellent players in their career.”
And he added, “I was very close to persuading Nasri to play for Algeria, but with Benzema it was a bit complicated, Benzema was not easy to choose with whom to play, I felt that the player did not make his decision and was very ambitious, and I imagined that he would be an important player to win the Ballon d’Or. “.
“In 2006, there were differences between France and Algeria at the sporting level,” he concluded.
In 12 matches between 2006 and 2007, his journey ended after losing 4 consecutive matches, including 2 in the 2008 African Nations Cup qualifiers.