AFCON 2019: We Want To See The Lions At Their Best Against The Super Eagles—-Roger Milla, Seedorf.
Cameroon legend Roger Milla and the Indomitable Lions’ coach – Dutchman, Clarence Seedorf, are not impressed by the team’s showing in their AFCON 2019 Group F, especially their last match against the Benin Republic which ended goalless, they want to see the Lions at their best against the Super Eagles in a Round of 16 matches on Saturday.
The Indomitable Lions, just like the Super Eagles, have been goal shy at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations. They also scored only two goals in their three Group F games.
Clarence Seedorf’s men drew goalless with Ghana, beat Guinea-Bissau 2-0, and recorded another barren draw with the Benin Republic. They finished second in the Group on four points behind Ghana.
Though the Lions are yet to concede any goal in Egypt, Milla, a star of three FIFA World Cups and two-time Africa Cup of Nations winner, is unhappy that they couldn’t attack well to create a number of scoring chances.
“It was a very disappointing match. We played against a team like Benin and we cannot attack and try to score, it’s very disappointing. We cannot score goals if we are not in the opponents’ penalty area,” Milla, also a two-time African Footballer of the year told pdefoot.com.
The Netherlands legend, Seedorf also appraises his team’s progress so far at AFCON 2019 and demands improvement going forward.
“We have to improve in several details, especially in attack, we have to be smarter to create more opportunities, we have not conceded a goal yet, there are positive things for the future,” Seedorf told France Football after Cameroon drew goalless with Benin.
“I’m very happy because we qualified, but we were disappointed because we wanted to win the match, we completely controlled this match.”
Asked about their Round of 16 matches against Nigeria, Seedorf said tartly: “We are not thinking about that because we just played this match.”
The winner between Nigeria and Cameroon on Saturday will face the winner of Egypt vs South Africa in the quarterfinals on July 10.