Soccer-Back-to-the-wall Mahrez wants Algeria to do their talking on the pitch

  • Football
  • Wednesday, 19 Jan 2022

Soccer Football - Africa Cup of Nations - Group E - Algeria v Sierra Leone - Stade de Japoma, Douala, Cameroon - January 11, 2022 Algeria's Riyad Mahrez during the warm up before the match REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Under pressure Algeria are well aware only a victory will ensure their progress at the Africa Cup of Nations and want to do the talking on the field, captain Riyad Mahrez said on Wednesday.

The defending champions suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of tiny Equatorial Guinea on Sunday and must now beat the Ivory Coast in Douala in their last Group E match on Thursday to stand any chance of advancing to the last 16.

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