In a telephone conversation with Gambia Sports Online’s Baboucarr Camara from his base in Lisbon [Portugal], the Belgian tactician said his boys were playing against a side that has been playing together for several months compared to the Scorpions who are building a new team for the next qualifiers.
According to the former SK Lierse coach, his boys are out of competition for over a month now [due to the fact that most of his players are playing in leagues that has already came to an end] and that he didn’t have much of his players available made him even proud with the historic draw.
“I am very happy and proud of the performance of my boys because we did very well against a team that has been playing together for over six months while we are just building a new team.
“We created four clear cut chances in the first period and should’ve won the game even though they are at full strength while I was not able to call on most of my players due to one reason or the other” Paul told gambiasports.gm.
The Belgian who nearly led the Gambia to the final round of the Nations and World Cup qualifiers said he blame the referee for allowing the Angolan equalizer to stand as he feels their was an infringement to the build up of the goal.
“The referee got the goal wrong because there was a push on Abdou Jammeh that makes him lose his balance and he couldn’t hold his balance. But also, there was a miscommunication between the defence and the goalkeeper but we’ve analysed that this morning [Monday] and try to avoid a repeat against Tunisia on Saturday” Put said.
Meanwhile on West Coast Radio’s Monday night show ‘Sports File’ several fans called on the show to show their appreciations to the performance of the boys and called on the authorities to organise more test games for the Scorpions.