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FIFA World Cup: Breel Embolo is my little brother, says Cameroon coach Rigobert Song after Switzerland loss

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Cameroon coach Rigobert Song admitted that Switzerland’s Breel Embolo is sort of a little brother to him and stated he was happy with him on Thursday. Embolo scored the winner towards Cameroon for Switzerland within the Group G match.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Nov 24, 2022 19:31 IST

Embolo was the distinction between each side on Thursday (Courtesy: Reuters)

By India Today Web Desk: Cameroon coach Rigobert Song stated he was happy with Switzerland striker Breel Embolo after the Monaco ahead’s solitary objective was the distinction on Thursday in the course of the Group G encounter between each side.

Embolo scored within the forty eighth minute handy the Swiss aspect all three factors towards the African aspect. The 25-year-old then proceeded to not rejoice the objective towards the nation of his start and the choice gained the hearts of many.

Cameroon coach Song praised Embolo after the match, as quoted by Reuters and stated he’s like his little brother. Song additionally stated he was happy with the Swiss striker for scoring the objective.

“We know each other, he is my little brother,” Song advised reporters. “We often speak to each other on the phone and I wanted to congratulate him. It is fair play to do so. Just because we are on different teams, it does not mean we are not still brothers.”

“He did not celebrate his goal, but this is all part of football,” Song stated. “I’m happy for him and proud of him. He is with the Swiss national team and I would have liked him to be on my side, but that is the way of life.

Cameroon were the better team in the first-half but failed to convert any of their chances on the day. Song said that his team missed the final touch and were hungry to win.

The head coach also said he has full faith in his team as they face Serbia in their next match.

“For us an important factor is how did we play on the pitch, what may we’ve executed higher, quite than worrying who was scoring objectives towards us.”

“Generally in soccer, when you’re dominating you’ll want to hit the again of the online, it isn’t sufficient to have ball possession. We missed that remaining contact (to attain), we have been hungry for the win, however the objective didn’t come,” Song said.

“If you have a look at our group, solely three gamers of the 26 have performed at a World Cup earlier than. This is a brand new technology of gamers. There is every part nonetheless left to play for. We haven’t misplaced hope.

“The mistakes that were made today will not be made again in the next game (against Serbia on Monday). In football, anything is possible.

“We consider on this dream. We have come right here with a mission to perform. I’m a competitor.”

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Nov 24, 2022