Africaâ€™s lone representation on the technical bench at the ongoing FIFA World cup has called on the Terranga Lions to avoid petty mistakes by playing as a team ahead of their decider against Columbia in the final group games.
The former Terranga Lions utility man saw his team ship two goals in a 2-2 thriller against the Blue Samurai of Japan to put their last 16 qualification on the balance.
A final decider against Columbia awaits the Senegalese and their tactician is calling on them to play as a unit rather than individuals if they are to get the better part of their South American opponents.
A win for Senegal will book a place in the last 16 for Aliuo Cisse and his youthful side, a feat that can be achieved if the Africans can play as a team according to their trainer.
“Of course there are regrets but we must say we didn’t see a great Senegal team tonight compared to the previous match against Poland,” said Cisse.
“Despite the fact we were leading twice, what is annoying for me is the two goals we conceded,” he added, accusing his players of lacking rigour and concentration.
“All I know is at this level of competition with the players we have today, who are world-class, these were avoidable goals. That is crystal clear.”
Senegal earned a 1-0 win over Poland and could have sealed a place in the last 16 had they held their nerves against Japan.
The 2002 quarter finalist could still confirm their place in the next round of the competition with a point against Columbia if results in the other group game go in their favor.