“He was really the perfect coach for us”


If the Lions were able to win their first continental title at CAN 2021, it is partly thanks to the ingenuity of Aliou Cissé, recognizes Bouna Sarr.

A few days after the coronation of Senegal, the right side of Bayern Munich praised the work and leadership of the Teranga Lions coach. According to the words of the former Marseille player, Aliou Cissé was very important in Senegal’s final victory in the 33and edition of the African Cup of Nations. Not only that he was very close to his family, the nicknamed El Tactico was able to swallow enough value that could not be more important within his group.

“He has this closeness with the players. I think it’s due to his old career [de footballeur]. He always knew how to find the right words to motivate us, even in difficult times when we were a little in doubt, especially at the start of the competition. Over time, he was able to give us this confidence. This is what has gradually built this victory. He was really the perfect coach for us to win this trophy. When we reached the round of 16, he told us that we passed the pools without shining. But that he had total confidence in us and our qualities,” the 30-year-old told bein Sports.

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