By Charles Embola
Ahead of today’s crunch tie in Blida Algeria, Lions Coach was before the international press last night. Here are a few important questions and answers kick442.com had to bring to you.
On if arriving Blida only Sunday Evening wouldn’t be a handicap for his players:
“We played on Friday, and had Saturday and Sunday to regain some strength. As competitors, we know what we want and where we are headed. We probably had not trained on the pitch to host the game but we understand it won’t be a terrible one of course for as sports men, we are poised to adapt”
On how he will approach the game:
“First of all, we have respect for the Algerians. Their game plan worked for them in Japoma so it is up to us to sort out how to break them with our offensive play. Don’t expect me to tell you what I saw in a Douala for we all did but the solution is simple, break them and score, and that is exactly what we shall try to do.”
“We are competitors, we are used to such environments without our supporters present. We have a young team, and there’s an objective which to attain isn’t sometimes determined by the age average so we have to do better than we did on Friday”
On Vincent Abubakar:
“He is better now, and is part of the group. The medical staff will give the final confirmation of his availability shortly and I’ll make the decision. We remain positive remain positive after missing foe most of the second half of the first leg”
On if the Possibility of heavy rains would be a risk factor:
“There’s no risk from my point of view, we have to adapt to the climate and playing conditions ahead of the game. We are here to play and win so we won’t try to find excuses”
On what he learned from the first leg:
“Honestly I can’t tell you but the players and I have a plan and we shall see on the pitch exactly how to make it work. I hope the message to the players has gone through so on the pitch, we shall simply have to make a few adjustments as the game evolves”
Cameroon goes into today’s game knowing they must score first and draw level with host Algeria before nursing any hopes of turning the tie around to favor them. The team coached by former captain remains uncertain about striker Abubakar’s participation after he was subbed off early in the second half due to a toe injury.
The lions had Choupo Moting but looked uninspired creating only a single shot on target throughout 90 minutes.
Should Cameroon miss out of the World cup for the second time successively, it will mark a new low, and huge blow to new FA boss Samuel Eto’o Fils who masterminded the firing of Portuguese coach Antonio Concecao despite finishing 3rd in the recent AFCON tournament staged on home soil, before hiring former team mate Rigobert Song to steer the ship.
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