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Vincent Aboubakar during a meeting in the Portuguese league. MIGUEL RIOPA / AFP

In September 2018, Cameroon international Vincent Aboubakar was injured after a total break in the cruciate ligament of the left knee. The Cameroonian who has undergone surgery is now recovering. He must be patient during his rehabilitation before finding the grounds. This type of injury involves in all cases several months of unavailability.

Vincent Aboubakar, former scorer of the French Championship, who has been through Valenciennes and FC Lorient, who has won FC Porto since his arrival in 2014, gave an interview to the Portuguese newspaper Jornal de Notícias .

"I remain calm internally and I accept"

" In difficult times, we need support. And my teammates came to visit me at the hospital, "says the author of the winning goal in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations 2017 with Cameroon. The president of the club and the coach Sergio Conceiçao also went to the bedside of the attacker. " This collective energy helps me recover. It is complicated. I am injured and I see my teammates play. But sometimes you have to be above evil. I remain calm internally and I accept, "advance one of the pillars of Porto title in the league last season, a trophy that fled the Dragons since 2013.

The 26-year-old forward had a message for his team: " I wish they continue to respect their opponents by remaining humble and that they be very collective. "

Pepe and Casillas, a plus for Porto

He has not forgotten to comment on the arrival of Pepe and Casillas. " It's a plus for us. This will give us another dimension. You have to be respectful with Pepe. He made a great career. It's the same for Iker Casillas (726 matches with Real Madrid, 5 Liga and 3 Leagues of Champions, ed). "

Vincent Aboubakar would like his team to win the Portuguese championship again. " Last season, I saw the emotion that it gave us. When I stopped football, I could say that I lived intense moments , " says the one who raised the CAN trophy in 2017 in Gabon. But for now, he is unable to say if he will be present for the 2019 edition.

" I have to recover well, it's the most important thing. It will be difficult to win a new CAN, but there may be surprises, notes Vincent Aboubakar. I know everyone will double their efforts to win the African champion. We will also have to double effort and arrive with a big mind. We will especially forget that we are champions of Africa in title .