Migne dismayed by Stars’ first half performance
Migne : Against Tanzania it will be necessary to play
Harambee Stars boss Sebastien Migne says he didn’t like the team’s first half performance in their Nations Cup opener against Algeria on Sunday. Stars lost 2-0 with first half goals from Baghdad Bounedjah and Riyad Mahrez.
In the second half, the tactician says the team played more like the side he has come to know for the last 14 months.
“We were afraid to play. I can accept to lose but not to lose like we played in the first half. I didn’t recognize my team at the beginning. I knew it will not be easy to be comfortable in this tournament. We had too much pressure today. If you are afraid, it is not possible to sustain at this level. It is the main lesson we have to pick, at least to play,” Migne said after the game.
He has now called on an improved performance in the do or die clash against Tanzania in the East Africa derby on Thursday. Another loss will all but end Kenya’s dream of making it into the last 16.
“It will be another game against an opponent maybe at the same level. This is the reality. Against Tanzania it will be necessary to play, to have the ball more and to try to play more to them,” he said.