Tunisia star Hannibal Mejbri has revealed how his inside data of Manchester United teammate Christian Eriksen helped his facet to a degree towards Denmark.
The United teen got here off the bench in his nation’s 0-0 draw with the Danes on Tuesday, and Hannibal reckons his recommendation to his teammates performed an element.
He stated: “I skilled with Eriksen day by day at Manchester United. I do know he’s an excellent participant. So, I instructed the boys in our midfield that he was an excellent participant and to not give him any area. I additionally instructed them to watch out with our challenges as a result of he’s very intelligent, skilful.
“I don’t assume we gave him any, I feel it labored. I talked to him on the sector. Do you need to know what I stated? Ah, that may be telling. It’s a dialog to remain between me and him.”
Hannibal believes Tunisia had been good worth for his or her level, including: “The Tunisian mentality is that we’re aggressive – however we’re additionally good gamers. I wasn’t shocked in any respect by the outcome. We’re good defensively and each staff we play towards is aware of that.”
Denmark Kasper Hjulmand admits qualification has “turn into difficult” for his facet after the draw.
“We performed too nervously and too sluggish, and we didn’t discover ourselves within the first half,” Hjulmand stated. “There was a interval once we acquired into it however we had been by no means calm and cozy, that got here later within the sport. There’s little doubt we performed underneath par.
“It (qualifying from the group) has turn into difficult but it surely’s not over. We’re underway with the match, however our heads would have been a bit increased with a greater outcome.”
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Tunisia boss Jalel Kadri hailed the followers’ affect on the sport.
“The fan issue was very optimistic for us,” he stated. “It mentally gave us an excellent carry and we’re trying ahead to seeing the followers proceed to do this for us.
“It actually helped us within the sport, however tactically and bodily we did effectively too.”