Ivory Coast did not go as far as they would have wanted at the ongoing African Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon and it is much to the displeasure of their former midfield star, Yaya Toure. Toure, a well-known midfield maestro during his playing days, has revealed that he is not happy with how ‘short’ his country’s stay in Cameroon was and insisted that he knew that they could have done better judging by the quality of players they have at their disposal
The ex-Barcelona man also added that even though it still hurts that they were knocked out earlier than he wanted, they should use the time to focus on how to maximize their strengths as a team as a preparation for their World Cup adventure.
Toure said that he placed his country on top of the list of favorites to clinch the title but a lack of confidence stopped them from reaching their goal after they were knocked out on penalties against seven-time champions Egypt. Liverpool star Mohammed Salah helped his country to secure a penalty shootout win over the French nation and his presence has continued to cement them as one of the firm favorites to win the AFCON trophy.