Tunisia’s head coach Mondher Kebaier has explained how his team was able to neutralize Super Eagles strongholds which were Moses Simon and Samuel Chukwueze, in Sunday’s AFCON 2021 round of 16 games. A second-half strike from stand-in skipper Youssef Msakni was enough to seal their qualification into the last eight for Tunisia.
Tunisia Head Coach Mondher Kebaier Speaks of how they Defeated Super Eagles
Super Eagles were unable to create any shot on target with wingers Simon and Chukwueze rendered ineffective in the game. Simon in particular had been one of the players all eyes were on in the group stage as he created lots of chances and provided an assist in two of the games before winning one man of the match award.
And reacting to his team’s win, Mondher Kebaier explained how the Eagles’ wingers were taken care of. According to him, he said: “Today we came up with tactics to put pressure on the Nigerian wingers because they are very dangerous. And we also know they have difficulties when they lose the ball.”
They will now face Burkina Faso in the quarter-finals on Saturday.