Senegal coach Aliou Cisse said he is preparing his team to play a different kind of football after his the Teranga Lions beat Ecuador 2-1 to set up a round of 16 clash with the Three Lions of England.
The reigning African champions are aiming to reach the last four of the World Cup to surpass their efforts in the 2002 World Cup. After their win against Ecuador in Qatar, they celebrate one of the stars Papa Bouba Diop who was a major factor in that achievement.
Watford player Ismaila Sarr put Senegal in front from a penalty at the end of the first half, Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo pulled the South Americans level. However, Chelsea defender Kalidou Koulibaly soon put Senegal back in front with the captain’s first international goal.
Cisse said: “That will be a new stage for us. We know that we are moving to the knockout stages, which is completely different from what we are used to playing in these types of (group) matches.
“Everyone is a good team, the best teams in the world that are competing. Therefore, we need to be prepared to come up against any side.
“It is now a win or lose situation, there are no second chances – if you win, you go through, if you lose, you go home.
“So for the moment, we are just going to concentrate on resting and getting fit for the next game, it is simple as that.”

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