Aboubakar the hero as Cameroon fight back to hold Serbia in six-goal thriller
Vincent Aboubakar on Monday backed up his belief that he’s as good as Mohamed Salah after a stunning second-half display as Cameroon earned a deserved draw against Serbia at the on-going World Cup in Qatar.
The 30-year-old was introduced after 55 minutes of the Indomitable Lions’ match against Serbia, with Cameroon trailing 3-1 after a masterful performance by Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
However, the Al Nassr striker wasted little time in taking the game by the scruff of the neck and scored one and created another in just 11 minutes on the pitch.
Aboubakar made it 3-2 after escaping Serbia’s offside trap by scooping the ball over the Serbian goalkeeper. He then broke free and found Bayern Munich striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, who tied the game at 3-3.
Aboubakar was never able to play at the highest level of European football after spending his best years with Lorient, Porto, and Besiktas. However, in a recent interview, the attacker claimed he was just as good as Mohamed Salah of Liverpool.
He told 90football.fr: “I understand people’s attitudes; he’s one of the best goal scorers in the Premier League. It makes sense that when you go on about a player like that, people will talk.
“But I did say that it was my opinion, my point of view. I don’t give a toss if people don’t like it – I’m not impressed by him.
“I can do what he does. I just don’t have the opportunity to play in a big club.”