Bayer Leverkusen manager Xabi Alonso has said he will cope with the absence of Nigerian duo Victor Boniface and Nathan Tella during the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.
Boniface and Tella are among five Leverkusen players expected to be called up by their respective countries for the AFCON including Burkina Faso’s Edmond Tapsoba, Ivory Coast’s Amine Adli, and Morocco’s Odilon Kossounou.
Speaking to journalists, Alonso said that’s the game calendar, adding that the team has enough players.
“That’s the game calendar,”
“We are losing some players, but we have seen that all players can play. We will decide so that we have a competitive team.
“I’m not crying. I’m not a victim. We have enough players,” Alonso said.
Cote d’Ivoire will host the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations from January 13th to February 11th 2024.