Egypt’s Hector Cuper has revealed he is taking hypertension medicine due to national team stress ahead of their of World Cup qualifier against Congo.
Cuper says the pressure is too much to handle after losing 1-0 and winning 1-0 against Uganda Cranes at Namboole and Alexandria respectively.
“The challenge is stressful, of course. I am taking hypertension medicine due the stress I suffer from the continuing criticism,” the 61-year-old tactician told ahramonline.
“Life is full of stress, but the challenge of reaching the World Cup is the toughest stress I have faced.”
He however adds that he has knotted a grand plan for the visitors and plans to frustrate them.
Congo is a good team combining players with great individual skill, but we are ready for the game
We have studied Congo well. We will be focusing on their weak points, but we are not sure about their squad for the next game, especially since they may call up new people.
Egypt sits top of the group E with 9 points, Uganda with 7 while Ghana are 3rd with 5, Congo bottom with only 1.