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