Sven upbeat despite defeat
Chipolopolo Boys coach Sven Vandenbroeck was impressed with Zambia’s performance in Sunday’s defeat to Guinea Bissau.
Zambia succumbed to a 2-1 defeat to Guinea Bissau in a Group K of the Cameroon CAF 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier on match day four.
With the Black Mambas of Mozambique next in November, there has been a genuine concern from the Chipolopolo faithful in the last 24 hours that Zambia might miss out on the qualification to Africa’s biggest football showpiece.
But the Belgian born coach arrayed those fears.
“I think the performance of our team was positive, only the result we got was not what we wanted. But it is a good thing to work on the future, to continue.
” I am convinced of the way working at this moment. I am sure that the way we keep going will bring us the two results we need in March and November.”
“We said four or six (points) was our target after the two window game, we have come back with three out of six. We had on Wednesday a good game, yesterday (Sunday) the performance was less,” he said.
In Bissau, Zambia hit the target twice, one more less than Guinea and that came in the first 12 minutes.
For over 78 minutes, Zambia didn’t not test the Guinea goalkeeper.
“But if you see the end on Wednesday, they (Guinea Bissau) had one shot on target, yesterday (Sunday) two but in the end they won.”
“Confidence, conviction and believing ourselves, because what I felt in our home game, we feel very strong, maybe in the away game we missed this little confidence and calm on the ball to play our game. If we can improve that in November, we have a big chance to get these three points in Mozambique.”
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