We have a monster in front of us – Zambia Coach warns Ghana

zambiaZambia coach Herve Renard says Zambia have a “monster” in front of them in a candid interview ahead of their crucial World Cup qualifier on September 6, also admitting that he should have quit his position as coach as soon as he led the Chipolopolo to a remarkable AFCON triumph last year.

Ghana has named a squad including Kelvin Prince Boateng and Andre Ayew for the Kumasi clash whilst the Frenchman also named a strong squad the same day in preparation for a return to the country where he started his journey as an assistant to Claude le Roy.

“You can imagine I made my first step in Ghana so its important for me to go back.We need to believe in ourselves but we also know what is ahead of us.We have a monster in front of us .A monster of Africa and we have to be better than them that day “.

Zambia lie a point behind Ghana and need a win to qualify for the final stages of the qualification draw,a situation Renard finds appropriate.

“In the whole our desperate situation is not the worst because we have only one option and that is to win.We can give everything to the last second and if Ghana deserves to go through they will.What i know is that we still have our destiny at our feet”.

Regarding his future the Frenchman has continued to cast doubts on his future. He sensationally told journalists at a press briefing last week that he would quit after the Ghana game,a stance he does not shift from as he told Allsports .

“I still continue to think it was not a good thing stay after winning in 2012, I need to explain it because some people will interpret it badly but when you achieve something nobody was expecting, it’s difficult to do better.”

He further complained that Zambians have become over ambitious after their AFCON win in Gabon.

“Now, people think we can beat everybody all over the world, but we all know it’s not so. We have to be realistic in football”.

Zambia has had a topsy turvy build up to the game, winning the COSAFA Cup in June but eliminated from the CHAN qualifiers two weeks ago.

source: Myjoyonline


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