Stade Malien captain Soumbeyla Diakite ahs described the second leg final of the Orange Confederation Cup as a “head and heart” affair. The goalkeeper tells Cafonline.com that they are determined to overturn the tide their favour on Saturday.
Below are excerpts of his interview with Cafonline.com:
What is the mood in your team’s camp few hours before second leg final?
We are still stronger despite some form pressure on the team. We are determined to go through and be crowned as winners of the Orange Confederation Cup title. We have the guts, will and knowledge and the strength to beat Entente Setif.
What are your expectations?
I am confident that the game will be very open. We don’t expect any major change in the play of Entente Setif. We know they will be defensive and attack when necessary. They are a physical and tactical team. The game will be a close contest.
You have brushed past all opponents, do you envisage a repeat on Saturday?
I think the scenario is winning, but they are not necessarily the same.
Tactically, how will you be approaching the game?
The coaching staff will make tactical decisions, but I think we will heed to whatever tactics put in place and the players lined up to play to win. With head and heart, we can surprise the Algerians.
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