“It’s to go to the quarter-finals. Afterwards, we will go to a room…”

El Hadji Diouf will make his second campaign with the Lions in the World Cup but this time as a staff member. The double African Golden Ball aware of the heavy task that awaits his foals still displays the objective of the proteges of Aliou Cissé, which would initially be a qualification in the quarter-finals as in 2002.

Guest of the program Jour Minus 1 on Canal + Afrique, El Hadji Diouf, the former Senegalese international did not escape questions about the objectives of the Senegalese national team which will be one of the 32 nations which will play the most prestigious football trophies, the World Cup. Having become an essential element in the technical harnessing of the Senegalese formation, the former Lions striker believes that the reigning African champions will play the world with the objective of qualifying for Senegal for the second time in the quarter-finals. «  Our goal in the World Cup (with Senegal, editor’s note) is to go to the quarter-finals », Says the African double gold ball. Before adding: After the quarters, we will go into a room, we will talk, and do everything to make Africans happy. It’s been 20 years since we reached this level. »

El Hadji Diouf also answered the question of whether he thinks one day to lead the great body of Senegalese football. A question he answered with an affirmation. « Yes, that’s my goal. It’s in my plans. But for now I am learning alongside the current president of the Senegalese Football Federation, Augustin Senghor who is doing an excellent job. To be able to help young people progress, advise them,” he said on Canal+ Sport 1.


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