KV Mechelen’s central midfielder Samuel Gouet played the full 90 minutes in his sides opening game of the 2022 World Cup. Gouet has been a regular for the national side this season, which is in contrast to his domestic form where he has only made 9 appearances, which includes just three starts.
Gouet started the warm-up match against Panama and was once again relied on to anchor the Cameroonian midfield alongside Martin Hongla and Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa. The Malinwa midfielder completed 48 of his 52 passes, an impressive 92% passing accuracy accoding to FotMob. He also completed his defensive job well, recovering the ball 10 times for his side.
Cameroon lost the game 1-0 thanks to a Breel Embolo goal just after half-time. The West African side will face Serbia in their next match, which may well be considered a must win given they will finish their group campaign against favourites Brazil.