Sabri Lamouchi is getting prepared to face with Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia next weekend under the third round of the playoffs for the 2014 World Cup. And as Basile Boli has already pointed out in his the ticket, he took a big risk by deviating from the group, Didier Drogba.
But he assumes his choice: “It is by far the best team in Africa, but we still have not won anything. Be the best African nation does nothing. We have not seen the team play like we saw it in the training. They must have wanted to hurt. We must change the mindset of the team. “
Côte d’Ivoire is the top of Group C with four points, followed by Tanzania (3 pts), Morocco (2 pts) and The Gambia (1 pt)
The Selection of Côte d’Ivoire
Goalkeepers: Copa Barry (Lokeren, Belgium), Sylvain Gbohouo (Séwé Sport), Ali Badra Sangare (Ivory Sport Academy), Abdul Karim Cissé (Africa Sports).
Defenders: Suleman Bamba (Trazbonspor, Turkey), Arthur Boka (Stuttgart, Germany), Kolo Toure (Manchester City, England), Didier Zokora (Trazbonspor, Turkey), Ismael Traore (Brest, France), Benjamin Angoua (Valenciennes, France) Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro (Toulouse, France).
Midfielders: Max-Alain Gradel (AS St-Etienne, France), Cheik Ismael Tioté (Newcastle, England), Abdul Razak (AC Charlton, England), Yaya Touré (Manchester City, England), Losseni Karaboué (Nancy, France) Giovanni Sio (Sochaux, France), Emmanuel Koné Kouamatien (Sedan, France), Didier Ya Konan (Hannover 96, Germany), Geoffrey Serey Die (FC Basel, Switzerland).
Forwards: Wilfried Bony (Vitesse Arnhem, Netherlands), Arouna Koné (Wigan, England), Lacina Traoré (Anzhi Makhachkala, Russia), Gervinho (Arsenal, England), Seydou Doumbia (CSKA Moscow, Russia), Kevin Zougoula (Séwé Sport), Gérard Gohou Goua Bi (Kayseri Erciyesspor, Turkey).