I am no magician, says Egypt coach ahead of World Cup qualifier against Ghana
The second round of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers is scheduled for 13 November in Borg El-Arab Stadium in Alexandria.
"I trust my squad and we are confident in our abilities to win," the Argentinean manager said during a press conference held Sunday, also revealing a new sponsor for the team.
The game brings memories of 2014 World Cup qualifier decider in Kumasi three years ago when the Pharaohs lost the playoff in a 6-1 defeat.
"Ghana is a big team but the 6-1 result is exceptional and rarely happens in football," he said.
"I am no magician and if I were, so why we work? There is no one way to win. I trust my players who are determined to clinch the three points," Cuper explained.
Egypt has made a good start in the World Cup qualifiers with an away win against Congo, while Ghana were held to a disappointing goalless draw at home by minnows Uganda.
"Injuries make me sad but I trust the substitutes. I believe in the team as a whole, not individuals. I don't care about any statement made by the Ghanaians," Cuper added.
The Pharaohs are leading Group E with three points, two ahead of second-placed Ghana.