Legendary Barker gives strong verdict after France bashing

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Former Bafana Bafana coach Clive Barker simply feels that the national side is not good enough. The 5-0 loss to France was just a result of a terrible performance from Hugo Broos‘ team.

FRANCE 5 – 0 BAFANA BAFANA

As The South African reported on Tuesday night, the national side was expected to struggle against the star-studded world champions, but a 5-0 loss was not exactly scripted.

But what could the team really do against the attacking prowess of Kylian Mbappe, Oliver Giroud while N’Golo Kante drove the midfield before Paul Pogba came on in the second half?

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CLIVE BARKER NOT CONVINCED BY HUGO BROOS’ SIDE

According to the man who inspired Bafana Bafana’s first and only AFCON title in 1996, Clive Barker, the national side delivered a performance to forget.

“Shocking hey, the performance was shocking,” Barker said via  KickOff.

“They were”I thought he made a few really good saves. He kept us in the game but, unfortunately, it was not good enough.

“Generally, the whole team was not good enough.” not good, not good at all. But I thought our goalkeeper Ronwen Williams played well,” the former coach concluded.

Meanwhile, coach Broos believes the result and performance were not entirely key, what mattered was the experience his players earned ahead of the AFCON qualifiers in June.

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