Senegal coach reveals his first enemy before the Egypt match


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Senegal coach Aliou Cisse said that time is his number one enemy before the decisive confrontation with his Egyptian counterpart today, Tuesday, in the second leg of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

Senegal hosts its Egyptian counterpart, this evening, Tuesday, in the second leg of the decisive round of the African qualifiers for the World Cup finals “Qatar 2022”, and the soul can compensate for its defeat in the first leg with a single goal.

Aliou Cisse, 46, said in the press conference devoted to the decisive match against the “Pharaohs”: “Time is our first enemy, we must start the match with full force, and our first goal is to score at least a goal, with which we equal the result of the first leg.”

The Senegalese coach admitted the offensive deficit in his confrontations with Egypt, saying: “We must be more efficient. We played against them twice, and did not score.”

“We have an opportunity to write history in our new stadium, but winning more than one goal will not be achieved by increasing the number of attackers,” said Aliou Cisse.

And the former international star of the “Teranga Lions” continued: “Senegal players do not need additional incentives, qualifying for the World Cup is a great achievement, and I think we will succeed in our mission, and we will ascend to the World Cup.”

The coach indicated: “There is no need to be afraid, our defense is strong, and the time factor remains our first enemy. We must not rush, and put more than one scenario for the meeting.”

Aliou Cisse concluded his statements, saying: “A good match ends with us winning, so it cannot be said that we played well in Cairo, so I accept criticism and deal with it calmly and confidently.”

It is noteworthy that the Senegalese team won the African Nations Cup for the first time in its history at the expense of its Egyptian counterpart, especially by defeating it on penalties, after the end of the original and extra time in a goalless draw, in the final match that brought them together on Sunday, February 6, at the “Paul Biya Stadium – Paul Biya Stadium” in Yaounde, Cameroon.



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