Nottingham Forest striker Rafik Djebbour has told Forest Player that he wants to ‘realise his dreams’ for both club and country in the upcoming months.The 30 year old played a major role in helped his native Algeria reach the World Cup in Brazil and he admits that being part of the national squad for this summer’s tournament would mean he has achieved his childhood ambition.
In an exclusive interview with Forest Player he said: “It has always been a dream for me to play for Algeria at a World Cup. I love my country and I love making people in Algeria proud by playing for an English club. Football brings people together back home and it makes them happy.
“Before 2010, the last Algerian team to qualify for a World Cup was in 1986 when I was just two years old. We’ve created a surprise by reaching Brazil this summer and I’ll give everything I have to be part of the Algerian squad.”
Djebbour’s dreams aren’t restricted to his national side though and he says when the World Cup kicks off in June, he will be hoping to be in preparation for a Premier League campaign with The Reds.
He said: “If I didn’t believe we could reach the Premier League then I’d pack my bags and go on holiday. I came here to fight for a place in the best league in the world. My teammates and I will keep battling until the last game of the season to reach that target.”
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