Algerian team: a binational opts for the Greens

The young Franco-Algerian defender of Paris FC, Samir Chergui, displays his great ambition to represent the Algerian national team on the international level. He claims that donning the Greens jersey will be a dream for him.

With dual nationality, French and Algerian, Paris FC defender Samir Chergui seems to have made his choice regarding the selection he will represent on the international level. His dream is to wear the jersey of the Greens. An ambition that is really close to his heart.

At the end of the last match between Paris FC against Amiens, as part of the 37th day of the French Ligue 2, where he was the great architect of his team’s victory by scoring a goal, the defender question spoke on the microphone of the French media Le Parisien. He says he is happy with his first goal this season, while displaying his enthusiasm to represent the Algerian national team.

“Obviously, it’s a great satisfaction to score my first goal with the pros, he admits. It’s nice, it’s the realization of my progress. We must not forget that this is only my first full season in L2. “, he will say immediately, before adding:” It would necessarily be a pride to represent Algeria one day but for the moment, no one has approached me officially. I’m not thinking about all that, I’m concentrating on this great end to the season that we have to play.”

We are starting to prepare the succession

After the last disappointment of the national team, which was eliminated from the next World Cup in Qatar by Cameroon, several defenders should announce their international retirement given their advanced ages. Players like Aissa Mandi, Djamel Benlamri or Mehdi Tahrat could do so after the next CAN 2023 in Ivory Coast as late as possible.

This is why the officials at the FAF or the national coach Djamel Belmadi will already begin to unearth the young binational talents who play in the various European championships.

Young (23 years old) and with a large size (1m85), Samir Chergui could be a good reinforcement for the rear guard of the national team in the future. Only, the young Franco-Algerian landed a professional contract with a French Ligue 1 club to hope to be followed by Belmadi.

It should be noted that Samir Chergui has never represented France, even with the young categories. If he will be summoned to the Algerian national team, his arrival will be a simple formality, without the need for authorization from the FAF to change his sporting nationality.

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