Stop living in the past, nation told
MOSCOW. – Cameroon need to improve their football infrastructure if they want to compete with the world’s top teams, coach Hugo Broos said following their Confederations Cup exit. Despite winning the African Cup of Nations in February, Broos added that the five-time continental champions had to stop living on their past success and face reality.
Cameroon were knocked out of the tournament in Russia on Sunday after a 3-1 defeat to Germany left them with one point from three matches, an outcome which Broos said he had been expecting.
The Indomitable Lions are also struggling to qualify for next year’s World Cup, having taken only two points from their first two games in African Group B to leave them four behind leaders Nigeria. Only the winners qualify.
“It was not a surprise for me. I always said after we won the Nations Cup that we are one of the best teams in Africa but there is still a difference between us and modern football,” Broos told reporters after Sunday’s defeat.
“We saw the proof that a lot of work still needs to be done . . . it is, of course, a quality issue, but it’s mostly a training issue,” the Belgian said.
“There is a lot to be done on that front in Cameroon, we still live on our past successes.” – Reuters.