The coach of the senior national team of Cameroon Hugo Broos has taken a swipe at the start player of his team Christian Bassogog who emerged as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) at the last Africa Cup of Nations.
Broos while defending his decision to drop the Henan Jianye forward from his starting line up in their 1-1 draw against Nigeria in the World Cup 2018 Qualifiers clash in Yaounde, Broos said the 2w year old style of play is too predictable.
The Portuguese coach went as far as saying that if he was 40 years younger he would have no issue stopping the left footed forward if he is up against him.
“Christian (Bassagog) was not in charge because he has to change his way of playing. It’s very predictable. If I were 40 years younger, he would never go past me with the ball because everyone knows what he’s going to do.
“At the AFCON, he emerged MVP because several teams did not know Bassogog. But coaches now know what they need to do when playing against him.
It’s very easy to mark Bassagog out. Just put a defender who’s as fast as him and he’s in trouble. So if Christian becomes aware that he will not always take the ball and run, he has to vary his game and he will become a better player,” he was quoted as saying by Camfoot.com.