Zambia national team skipper Enock Mwepu admitted that he looked vulnerable in the defensive midfield role against Ivory Coast.
Mwepu was speaking at the Kenneth Kaunda international Airport upon arrival from Yamoussoukro on Saturday night.
Mwepu is expecting a tough game on Tuesday when the Copper Bullets welcome Comoros Islands in their second game of the qualification campaign.
“I wasn’t played in my normal position, but modern football involves different positions and I have to adapt to that. Like I have said we did not play our game, obviously I looked vulnerable and most of our players looked vulnerable. Looking forward to Tuesday’s game even if I play in that position we just have to play our game and do our very best and that will be it,” he said.
“It won’t be easy because they look like a Confident team, it will be one of the toughest games for us.We have be ready for them an react fast. We have to show character and personality. The only thing we have to get is three Points and that’s it.”
The Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder believes the team did not show enough character against the Elephants.
“We thank God for the traveling mercies, We are disappointed but the fans are more disappointed. Playing at this level you have to show your quality, you have to show how good you are as a team. Obviously, we did not show that character and that personality in the team,” he said.
“Going forward, on Tuesday we have to show more character , more attitude that we want to win it. Hopefully we get the three points and make the fans happy.”
“Football has a lot of things i involved, traveling, how you eat , how sleep, all these kind of things. We just have to remove the loss in our heads and recover as soon as possible. We need to go into the game ready, I hope the team shall be ready to get a win. We are trying by all means to play as a group. We know we are in a difficult moment but we trying our best to get the group going and that’s what we will try to do on Tuesday,” he added.