Head coach of the Carthage Eagles – Mondher Kebaier has said that his team needed to react against Mauritania after their laborious game against Mali.

After losing their first Group F game [0-1] to Mali under bizarre circumstance, Tunisia turned the screw on yesterday, walloping Mauritania 4-0 to revive their hopes of making it into the round of 16 stage.

“The first match was laborious, we expected a feeling of revolt. It was necessary to make a reaction of men, of honor. We started the match well, the players were determined to continue at the same pace,” coach Kebaier said in a post match interview.

“We must have this hatred of defeat, vary our game, correct the transmissions to try to beat Gambia in the next match,” he added.

Wahbi Khazri, who was voted the TotalEnergies Man of the Match commended his teammates:

“I have a lot of experience. I am not a player who doubts, today it was the strength of the group. If we are united by working together, we can go far in this competition.

“I am happy with this collective reaction. We are going to get stronger, we have to confirm against Gambia.”