Bad news for Joel Matip as he snubs the chance to win an international tittle to lose against Hull city


Cameroon coach Hugo Broos says Liverpool defender Joel Matip will think 'S***, why didn't I go with them' following their success at the AFCON final

Cameroon celebrates with their Manager Hugo Broos as after winning AFCON 2017

Joel Matip will be left ruing his refusal to join Cameroon's Africa Cup of Nations squad, according to manager Hugo Broos.
The Liverpool defender was one of eight players who pulled out of Broos' squad, only for the Indomitable Lions to pull off a remarkable shock and lift the trophy.

And after seeing his team win the final, Broos suggested Matip and his fellow withdrawals might see things differently.

'There was a lot of trouble before, players who wouldn't come with us,' said the Belgian after the final.
'OK, it's their decision. But maybe they are saying now to themselves 'Shit! Why didn't I go with them!?'
Cameroon trailed to Egypt at the break, thanks to a brilliant Mohamed Elneny goal, but an even better strike from Vincent Aboubakar two minutes from time completed a remarkable turnaround from a team few fancied even to make it out of the group stages.

'We came here and I think nobody thought we would go so far,' said Broos.
'We tried to get through the first round. We did it. So we said, OK, let's see what happens against Senegal. We won the game again.
'Then you get a boost of confidence and from that time we believed that if we got a bit lucky we could win the final.

Liverpool FC Joel Matip could feel bad for not joining Cameroon at the African Nations Cup
'We still have to improve. That's proved by the first half. We were not good first half, certainly not the first 25 minutes. So this is something we have to work on.
'We thought from the beginning that Egypt would try to score very quick, but you see we can't control such situations, so there's still a lot to do.'

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