Burkina Faso head coach Paulo Duarte is plotting Senegal’s downfall following Saturday’s goalless stalemate between the two West African nations.
The Stallions held Senegal to a 0-0 draw in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying match at the Stade Leopold Sedar Senghor in Dakar.
« Over the whole game, we can say that it is a fair result, a result just because both teams have had opportunities, » Duarte said on Sen360.fr.
« We put in place a strategy that worked because we knew that we were facing a big team like Senegal. We should not leave spaces.
The return leg match between Burkina Faso and the Lions of Teranga will take place at the Stade du 4 Aout in Ouagadougou on Tuesday.
« Against Senegal, who have many players quality, it was necessary to put in place a strategy, » the Portuguese tactician continued.
« But we know that this team in spite of the quality of its team, does not make results.
« The first leg is over and we will play our cards thoroughly at the return against a great team that has not yet said its last word. But we too. »
The draw left Burkina Faso placed at the top of Group D standings with five points. Senegal are placed second with four points with three matches left.