Author of a double with OGC Nice against AS Saint-Etienne, Andy Delort is on his 15th goal with his team. Author of a remarkable season, he sends a strong signal to national coach Djamel Belmadi to return to selection from the next stage, especially when we know that the two other attackers, Baghdad Bounedjah and Islam Slimani, are in difficulty with their clubs and lack playing time in the legs.
By facing AS Saint-Etienne last night, as part of the 36th day of Ligue 1 Uber Eats, OGC Nice won brilliantly with a final score of four goals to one. Aligned among the starting lineup, the two Algerian internationals Andy Delort and Hicham Boudaoui were the main architects of their team’s victory. While the first was distinguished by a double, the second was the author of the last goal. With this victory, the Niçoise team consolidates its place at the top of the French championship table and thus takes a big step towards qualifying for a European competition during the next exercise.
On the side of AS Saint-Etienne, there was another Algerian. Riyad Boudebouz, since it is about him, took part in the meeting. He did not score, of course, but he delivered an assist.
The strong signal from Delort to Belmadi
By scoring twice yesterday evening against AS Saint-Etienne, Andy Delort increased his goal counter to 15. A record that largely pleads in his favor.
By being the author of a remarkable season with OGC Nice, the Franco-Algerian striker will once again have sent a strong signal to national coach Djamel Belmadi. The dazzling form he displays and his efficiency in front of the woods make him the striker capable of bringing a big plus to the offensive compartment of the Greens.
While Baghdad Bounedjah and Islam Slimani miss playing time, being in difficulty with their respective clubs Al-Sadd and Sporting Portugal, Delort remains a solution for the national coach. An attacker who knows the national team group as well and several Algerian supporters are for his invitation to the next Greens camp in anticipation of the first two days of the CAN 2023 qualifiers against Uganda and Tanzania.
But one thing is certain, the last word goes to Djamel Belmadi. It remains to be seen whether the latter appeals to the player, or he has turned this page definitively. Remember that Andy Delort was dismissed from the national team last September after having preferred to stay at his club OGC Nice than to join the national team. In his various media outlets, Belmadi alluded to no longer summon the striker in question.