Ivory Coast national team boss Sabri Lamouchi was disappointed to see his team suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Bosnia in a friendly match. This was one of the few pretournament friendly matches for the team before they took part in the World Cup 2014 with the opening match being against Japan. Ivory Coast are seen as one of the favourites to win the group since they are our opponents will be the likes of Japan, Greece, and Colombia.
The presence of star names like Didier Drogba and Yaya Touré certainly puts them is a very strong team, but they could not show their strength on the pitch against Bosnia, who also will be taking part in the World Cup. They suffered a 2-1 defeat against the Europeans. The scoreline could have been harsh had it not been for the late consolation from former Chelsea striker Drogba. Manchester City forward Edin Dzeko had given Bosnia a two-goal lead before Drogba gave in a late consolation. After the match, Lamouchi was a disappointed man. This was his team’s yet another failure to win a match.
Ivory Coast have now won only one out of the last five matches and they go into the World Cup on a poor run of form.
“It was logical that we lost because we made a lot more mistakes than our opponents. You cannot win playing like we did. There were too many poor decisions in the first half. We had a slight improvement in the second half but we were not able to really trouble our opponent. But there are positives to take out of the game, like being able to give paying time to players who don’t usually get a chance. The next friendly will be a chance to see better the side we reckon will start our first game against Japan,” said the Ivory Coast boss.