The “Lions” refuse to consider their opponents Benin as outsiders, in the quarter-finals of the ongoing 2019 Africa Cup of Nations AFCOM, Indeed, according to their captain, Cheikhou Kouyaté, the best way to win this match is to give a lot of respect to the “Squirrels” who have already created sensation when ousting Morocco in the 8 th finals (1-1, 4-1).
This can justify why they should respect their opponents on Wednesday at the June 30 stadium in Cairo. “We cannot claim victory, without having played the match,” he said, before recalling that Benin has already created the surprise of ousting Morocco, that was a potential candidate for the title. “To avoid disillusionment, we must be humble and very strong minded. Only this approach can help us achieve our goal . We must not rest on our laurels, “he warned
The same feeling is shared by Henri Saivet. “We have to give every thing to win this match. This is not the time to underestimate an opponent, because we are at a knock out phase. And to make it to the semifinals, we will have to give hundred percent of our potential in this match” The Burrasport (Turkey) midfielder invited.
Thus, despite their status as favorite in this quarter-final which will kick-off at 18h 00 (16 Gmt), the “Lions”intend to take very seriously the match against a very tough Benin team that has been showing their talent since the beginning of the AFCON