AFCON legend coach, Herve Renard, has said discipline is more important than talent.
The Frenchman, who won the AFCON with Ivory Coast and Zambia in 2012 and 2015 respectively, simply says picking ill disciplined players is a mistake.
"When you make the mistake of selecting a player because he is good and not disciplined, you will fail," Renard told Tv3.
"So it is better to leave that player out and go for the one who contributes to a good team spirit.
Renard, who believes players should be ultra patriotic and thoughtful of fans, further confirmed his convictions after failing to win the tournament with Morocco in 2019.
"You have to play for the flag of the country. In Africa, life stops for football. So there is passion for that. So as a player or a coach you need to think about them.
"You need to play for them to make them proud as a country.
"It is difficult to get your hands off the AFCON trophy because everybody wants it. But, if the people get behind the team, which is an important thing to do, then it is possible,” concluded the Saudi Arabia coach.