Gervinho has urged the Elephants to march to the title after Ivory Coast successfully booked their place in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations final.
The AS Roma winger netted the second in a 3-1 win over the Democratic Republic of Congo in an exciting semifinal encounter at the Estadio de Bata on Wednesday.
The win secured Ivory Coast’s place in the final of Africa’s showpiece for the third time in nine years.
Having seen his country lose on penalties to Egypt in 2006 before missing from the spot himself in the Elephants loss to Zambia in 2012, Gervinho hopes it will be third time lucky for the Ivorians, who are seeking their first AFCON title since 1992.
“It was difficult, we faced a good team,” said Gervinho in the aftermath of their win over the Leopards.
“We managed to keep our calm and took advantage of our chances, we were efficient. No matter how you do it, you have to win this kind of games and it’s what we did.