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Burkina Faso’s Alain Traoré “I don’t like to be called the savior…”


Alain Traoré - Copyright : Panoramic

The Stallions of Burkina Faso after pulling a 1-1 draw against Nigeria yesterday in the last seconds clearly exemplified the saying that a football match is never won till the last whistle. Without great team work the Burkinese wouldn’t achieved this remarkable exploit as Alain Traoré who saved day attested:

“I am very satisfied but I don’t like to be called the saviour because I think the work was done by the whole team.

“We were very strong during the second half… and I think we largely deserved to equalize. After their red card I think we “asphyxiated” their defense line”

“… We did what we had to do [that is] to equalize, which is a good thing, and I hope it shall reward us in the course of the competition.”

To the FC Augsburg (Germany) forward Aristide Bancé, for his part confessed that even thought it was a tough game, they could have performed better had they started the first twenty minutes with more concentration.

“It was a tough match and we did not get along well in the first 15-20 minutes so we conceded a goal due to lack of communication.

“We were not discouraged but we believed in ourselves till the end with everybody giving his best. It was a good draw for us and I think we still have our say in this competition.” Bancé said.


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