Cameroon head coach Clarence Seedorf says his team is not under pressure to beat Nigeria in their Round of 16 clash at the Alexandria Stadium on Saturday, Completesports.com reports.
The defending champions will face a tough test in their bid to successfully defend the title they won last time out in Gabon when they confront the Super Eagles.
“Pressure is second skin for me and I’m happy to be leading Cameroon 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.”
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.”
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By Adeboye Amosu