Giresse not satisfied by Tunisia's performance

Giresse not satisfied by Tunisia's performance
Alain Giresse, coach of Tunisia addresses media during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Tunisia Press Conference at the Suez Stadium, Suez, Egypt on 23 June 2019 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Friday Jul 05, 2019. 10:00

Tunisia head coach Alain Giresse is disappointed by his side's performance in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) group stage.

The Carthage Lions sneaked into the Round of 16 despite having recorded three draws in Group E.

Tunisia, who won the 2004 AFCON title at home, were held by Mauritania, Mali and Angola.

French tactician Giresse knows that his charges will have to improve in the knockout phase of the competition.

"We have finished a stage and now we have to tackle another one, but with different challenges," Giresse said.

"Three draws in the group stage does not satisfy us. It's up to us to review all this, even if the main aim was to qualify.

"We are going to learn and we have to prepare well for the rest of the competition."

The North African giants will take on Ghana in the Round of 16 match on Monday.

The encounter will be played at the Ismalia Stadium in Egypt.

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