World Cup 2010: Zinedine Zidane Says Algeria Must Defeat Slovenia To Make The Second Round

The French legend believes that the Fennecs have what it takes to progress at the World Cup; but only if they manage to beat Slovenia...
According to Zinedine Zidane, the Algerian national team could make the second round at next summer’s World Cup in South Africa but will have to go through Slovenia to make it possible.

“If they beat Slovenia, yes [they can progress]. After that it’s going to be England and then it could come down to the United States. There are lots of quality players. A World Cup transcends one player. In 2006, I was done at Real Madrid but I realized an enormous World Cup,” he explained while speaking to France Football.

Meanwhile, the former Real Madrid star was asked if he would be willing to offer a helping hand to the team if he was invited by their coach, Rabah Saadane, and his response was rather intriguing.

“Maybe it’s already happened… There are some things I’d like to do but I can’t speak about them publicly. That stays between me and those involved, the players. I know some of them. That doesn’t necessarily mean I’ll do something with them either. All of that only concerns myself,” he added.

Furthermore, Zidane admitted that he was happy that France and Algeria weren’t pitted against each other in the same group because he hopes that they’ll meet in the knockout stages and that both of them go as far as possible at the tournament.

Rami Ayari,