AFCON 2021: Cisse gratified with Senegal’s display against Cape Verde

Senegal national team head coach Aliou Cisse claims that he was convinced with his team’s display in the 2-0 win against Cape Verde.

The Teranga Lions edged nine-man Cape Verde in the last 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations on Tuesday.

Mane curled in off the underside of the crossbar to put Senegal in the driving seat before Bamba Dieng added Senegal’s second in second-half injury time.

According to Cisse, his players followed his instructions that enabled them to come out victorious on Tuesday.

“We started the match on a good note as we started with intensity and a renewed sense of urgency. I told my players to play with speed and press our opponents and that paid off handsomely as we exhausted our opponents,” Cisse said.

“It was very important to manage the game from the start and that is how Senegal made the difference. I am proud of my players as they followed the instructions from start to the end.”

“In the quarter-finals we want to employ the same tempo and hardwork to be able to get another convincing win,” he added.

Senegal will face either Mali or Equatorial Guinea in the last eight on Sunday.

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