Criticized for his ineffectiveness in the first game against Burkina Faso, Clinton Njie promises to be decisive during the second very decisive outing of the indomitable Lions against Guinea-Bissau. He agreed to confide in the press this Monday, January 16, 2017 in the morning.
First outing of Cameroon against Burkina Faso, a draw after you were leading. Any regrets?
Of course we have regrets. You know, when you play an African Cup game and lead up to the 75th minute, you have to keep the score and sometimes the attackers sometimes have to kill the most Quickly possible. But that was not the case, luck was not on our side. We made the match we needed and we lacked realism in front of the goals. But it must be recognized that Burkina Faso also had a very good team. We drew and at the moment, all four teams have one point each. We’re already looking to take the three points on Wednesday and try to win the next game.
Can we still say that this relative under performance is already completely digested?
I think we have already digested, but we are in a competition. So we do not have time to dwell on average performances or on the negative aspects, we must quickly turn the jackets and look for the positive to get this victory.
As far as you are concerned in particular, many have criticized your lack of efficiency, is Clinton Njie promising to rectify in the next game?
It is true that when the team does not win, we always look at the attackers and I am an attacker. So when we have chances to score and we finish the match with a point, there are inevitably criticisms and that is perfectly normal. Today, my goal is to be decisive, but if the team can win, without me even scoring or making a deciding pass, I have done a very good match, that’s enough for me.
You watched the videos of the first game of Guinea-Bissau against Gabon, how do you find this team, will it be easy to maneuver according to you?
It is true that this is their first Africa Cup of Nations. But we see a lot of commitments, a lot of envy in this team. They tied with Gabon, the host country. We will take them seriously and we will do everything to take these three points. We will put all the ingredients it takes, experience, commitment, envy. We are going to get on the field to snatch the three points.