Interview with Cameroon striker Patrick Mboma:
Prolific forward Patrick Mboma of Cameroon said his side “will gain qualification to the second round through the Saudi permeable defensive line,” talking to Saudi daily paper Al-Riyadh on Tuesday.
Cameroon started their World Cup campaign with a 1-1 draw against the Republic of Ireland, while Saudi Arabia were inflicted a stunning 8-0 defeat at the hands of the German mannschaft.
“I was personally appalled by the quality of your side’s overall rounding,” Mboma told the Saudi paper today.
“We have been monitoring your run-up for the finals, and were mostly impressed by the 3-2 victory over Senegal in the last warm-up friendly, before you totally succumbed to the Germans in an astounding manner.
“I believe the large defeat will have our technical staff changing their plans for the game against Saudi Arabia. We will be attacking from the very first kick of the game, and I strongly believe our ticket to the second round will be gained through the Saudis’ net,” added the Cameroon forward.
Asked about his side’s current status ahead of Thursday’s outing against Saudi Arabia, Mboma had this to say: “We got off to a good result in our first fixture against the Republic of Ireland, and we are going to approach the Saudis in the very same manner: displaying total respect to the opposition, dedication and commitment throughout the 90 minutes, and clinical finishing in the opposite goalmouth. This is just the appropriate formula for us to gain our first victory in the finals here,” concluded Mboma.