2019 AFCON: Seedorf says Cameroun not under pressure to beat Super Eagles

Author: Maurice Quansah
Cameroun coach, Clarence Seedorf

Cameroun coach Clarence Seedorf says his side are not under pressure to beat Nigeria in the Round of 16 of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Indomitable Lions are the defending champions and as a result, much is expected from them.

They face 2013 champions, the Super Eagles, on Saturday in Alexandria, and Seedorf said pressure is not on his card.

“Pressure is second skin for me and I’m happy to be leading Cameroun to defend their title. It’s an honour playing against Nigeria at the AFCON, ” Seedorf told a media conference on Friday.

“We will respect Nigeria because they can improve on what they’ve shown so far in this tournament.

“We expect the very best Nigeria tomorrow because they have shown at the World Cup and during the qualifiers that they are a good team. I saw what they did at the World Cup in Russia.

“So, we expect them to be much improved against us and we have to be ready.”

Gernot Rohr is the coach of Nigeria

The Indomitable Lions have scored a paltry two goals in three games in the competition, but Seedorf hopes his team will get more ruthless in front of goals starting from the game against the Super Eagles.

“We’ve analysed our lack of goals and we believe it’s down to nervousness on the part of the players. We also need to improve on our movement and positioning,” he stated.

“It’s not about the strikers, it’s about us continuing to command our games and continuing to create chances.

“It is good that we have not conceded too. I hope tomorrow things will be better for us.”