Algeria head coach Christian Gourcuff has said that he will make changes on his team’s squad for their clash against Senegal.The Desert Foxes face Senegal’s Teranga Lions in a crucial Africa Cup of Nations match in Group C on Tuesday and Gourcuff would be forced to effect changes in his startlist due to injuries and poor individual performances.
“(I) Will make some changes on my squad against Senegal, and will give the chance to other players who did not play the first two matches against South Africa and Ghana,” Gourcuff said.
“We will play the same way we did against South Africa and Ghana but I hope the weather helps us in this match because it was tough for our players against Ghana.
“I know we will play against very tough opponents, they have football skills and they are strong but I can assure too that we are ready.
“The Desert Foxes will play against Senegal for the win only.”
Algerian media have suggested that the Frenchman will select Dinamo Zagreb striker, El Arbi Hillel Soudani to replace Islam Slimani who picked up an injury against South Africa. The Algerian media added that Gourcuff will leave out midfielder Medhi Lacen from the clash against the Teranga Lions of Senegal.
Gourcuff’s men occupy second place in Group C with three points while Senegal sit in top spot on four points. The Black Stars of Ghana, who go up against South Africa’s Bafana Bafana on Tuesday, are in third with three points.