Giresse: Tunisia in good shape ahead of AFCON

Giresse: Tunisia in good shape ahead of AFCON
Tunisia's Head Coach Alain Giresse

by Staff Reporter

Thursday Jun 20, 2019. 16:00

Tunisia head coach Alain Giresse feels that their recent friendly match against Burundi has helped them ahead of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals.

The Carthage Lions secured a 2-1 win over Burundi's Swallows in an international friendly match which was played on Monday.

"Winning our last friendly match against Burundi ahead of travelling to Egypt for the African Cup is very positive, especially on the mental level," Giresse told a Tunisian radio station.

"We face a stubborn opponent and the game showed us the difficulties that await us in the finals," he added.

"We delivered a good game against Burundi which boosted the confidence of our players, especially after our triumph over the World Cup's runners-up Croatia last week. So we are in the best shape for the AFCON finals.

"We gave the chance for all our players in the friendly matches to test their readiness and this will allow us to choose the best ones for the opener against Angola," he concluded.

Tunisia are in Group E alongside Mali, Mauritania and Angola.

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