Cameroon won the African Cup of Nations last night, with a 2-1 victory over Egypt in Gabon.
This was despite eight players making themselves unavailable, and coach Hugo Broos couldn’t help but stick the boot in on those who stayed behind, following the victory.
“There was a lot of trouble before, players who wouldn’t come with us,” said the Belgian, reported by the Echo.
“Okay, it’s their decision. But maybe they are saying now to themselves, ‘S***! Why didn’t I go with them?’”
We don’t actually blame Broos for the comments. His sole aim was to pick a strong squad for Cameroon and he will have been incensed that so many simply refused his call-up. So the fact he went on to win the AFCON anyway is a wonderful achievement, in our opinion.
We hope Matip doesn’t regret his decision, too… Instead of winning the AFCON, he’s stayed on Merseyside to see us drop out of two cup competitions and fall out of the Champions League spots in the Premier League as well.
It’s been a miserable month for the club and therefore Matip too.
Now though, we’ve 14 games left of the season in which to get ourselves in the top four and that’s enough of a focus for Matip and his team-mates to get up for.
We’re currently fifth, so need to get back on track against Spurs next weekend – desperately.