The coach of the indomitable Lions was satisfied after Cameroon’s victory against DR Congo (2-0) in Yaounde on Thursday in a friendly match. Yet “there are still things to correct“.
“Everyone has seen that we have a nice frame of mind, that we have a team that really wants to win, to play a nice football. It was a good test. We must be even stronger. That’s the most important thing, “congratulated Hugo Broos in a post-match press conference.
He admits that the Lions have made a good impression, but the team is not yet satisfactory in his eyes. “We took a step today, but we’re not where I want to be. We still have a good week of preparation, and I have confidence in this team.“
Cameroon begins the AFCON 2017 on 14 January in Libreville against Burkina Faso. A good start could strengthen Hugo Broos in his ambition to go as far as possible. He reminded: “I do not accept that Cameroon should be eliminated in the first round“.
At the same time he responded to criticisms of the lack of stability in his group. “The team I started with almost a year ago and today’s team has changed a lot. There are local players, there are young people, there are new players like Bassogog who is not a bad player. I think we search and find. It is up to us to form the best team possible. “
However, he invites the Cameroonian public to more patience. “It is not because we played a good game with young people that we will win the AFCON. And that is Cameroon’s biggest problem: there is no patience. We must not let people get angry if we do not win. To progress, one must make mistakes, concede defeats. But that does not mean that we do not want to win the AFCON. “
The den is out in Malabo in Equatorial Guinea this evening for the second part of the preparatory stage for AFCON 2017. The next indomitable Lions outing is scheduled against Zimbabwe on 10 January in Limbe.