Africa Cup of Nations 2013: I accept blame for Algeria’s loss – Halilhodzic
Africa Cup of Nations 2013: Vahid Halilhodzic says that he accepts the blame for Algeria's loss to Togo in Group D
Algeria boss Vahid Halilhodzic accepted the blame after seeing his side crash out of the Africa Cup of Nations following defeat by Togo in Rustenburg.
Tottenham Hotspur’s Emmanuel Adebayor and substitute Dove Wome both scored to complete a smash-and-grab victory for the Sparrow Hawks in a match Algeria dominated.
The Desert Foxes face Ivory Coast in their final group fixture – a dead rubber for both teams – with the 60-year-old Bosnian believing it is time to re-evaluate Algerian football.
“We didn’t play great football, but it’s hard to blame anyone. I made the choices. I take responsibility for what happened,” he said.
“Tonight was disastrous. I feel deeply ashamed. It’s hard to analyse. Now we’ll sit down and think about the future of Algerian football.”
Togo move into second in Group D, but boss Didier Six said that he wants more effort from his players when they take on Tunisia in Wednesday’s must-win clash.
“We were up against a very good Algeria team, but the win was deserved,” he said. “Togo had the ambition to win.
“We have to recuperate now. We’re in the ‘group of death’ and we have to put more effort into what we do.”