Cameroon head coach Clarence Seedorf has said that the football rivalry between Cameroon and Nigeria will make today’s Africa Cup of Nations last-16 tie very tough for the two teams.
The former Ajax Amsterdam of Holland midfielder urged fans of both teams to live in the reality, insisting that a determined and confidence side will win the match.
“Not only Africa, in the whole world, we know about this, and we also need to rationalise this, I think we have our fans already to take care of because they are very emotional about the game, talking about the history.
We need to live in the present and the present means we have to work with confidence. We have seen that Nigeria team have some difficulties, which make them dangerous. And I am sure they can improve on it, which I am sure they will.
So we have to focus on our game. The game will involve some young guys and It is very important that they enjoy the game,” Seedorf said.
The former Deportivo La Coruña of Spain manager said he is better prepared for the clash while urging his boys to show their good quality by going for a total victory against Nigeria.
“I am more than ready, for me it is a normal game and I have to prepare myself and be ready for the match. We have to show we are better than them. That is the match we have analysed the day after our last game, scoring is a consequence of the thing you do before, and I think we have given so much attention to it.
“It is important to continue to be creating chances and I always say it that you need to play as a unit to create chances, for sure, we have quality to score. We’re also confident that the clean sheet is happening to us defensively.