Algerian international Riyad Mahrez, the English star of Manchester City, sent a message to the Tunisian national team players, before the expected friendly match between the two teams scheduled for June 11, at Rades Stadium in Tunisia.
Mahrez posted on Facebook, a photo, while celebrating the goal he scored for his country against Mali during the friendly match between them (1-0), and commented on it, “The next match against our Tunisian neighbors,” in reference to the friendly relationship between the two neighboring countries and the football challenge that they face. It does not have any other dimensions, contrary to what some have tried to promote regarding the City star’s statements after the Mali match.
Riyad Mahrez’s statements, in which the Tunisian team likened the “Carthage Eagles” to the Spanish team Atletico Madrid, sparked widespread controversy in Tunisia, before the two teams’ friendly match, next Friday, at Rades Stadium.
Riyad Mahrez considered in the press conference, which was held last Sunday after Algeria’s friendly victory over Mali with a single goal, that the style of playing the Tunisian team is very similar to the way Atletico Madrid depends on the defense, and said, “You can control them, but you cannot easily score in front of them.” .