ᑕ❶ᑐ Gasset in shock after the humiliating debacle in Ivory Coast

This Monday evening, the Ivorian selection, organizing country, faced its heaviest defeat of all time during the CAN against Equatorial Guinea (0-4). The elephants led by Jean-Louis Gasset are about to be eliminated.

After an inaugural victory against Guinea-Bissau, winner of the first CAN match (2-0), Côte d’Ivoire suffered two consecutive defeats, first against Nigeria (0-1), then total humiliation against Equatorial Guinea, in a match where nothing smiled on Seko Fofana’s teammates.

Despite their domination, the Ivorians conceded the first Guinean goal through Emilio Nsue just before the break. Jean-Louis Gasset’s players were able to equalize twice, but VAR ultimately refused both goals for offside. The Elephants then collapsed in two minutes (73rd and 75th), before conceding a fourth goal at the end of the match.

“On calls for a disaster scenario”

After the meeting, Jean-Louis Gasset spoke particularly into the microphones. “In life, there are nightmare matches,” said the former coach of the Girondins de Bordeaux. “We conceded a goal a minute before half-time on the only chance the opponent had. We dominated the game, we had chances, but we went into half-time with a 0-1 deficit. It’s already difficult. In the second half, it’s the same scenario, we are dominant, the chances arrive, the goals are scored then refused. On the allure of a disaster scenario. I don’t think it has to do with mindset. When you see children wearing these clothes, I believe it. We tried, we gave everything, I think. When you have a scenario like this, almost a nightmare, there is not much to say or do. »

Given that the four best third-placed teams qualify for the round of 16, Ivory Coast is not yet officially eliminated, but an extremely favorable combination of circumstances would be necessary.