Maaloul: England are tough but Tunisia want to reach the quarter-finals
Despite admitting the strength of his opponents in the first round, Maaloul was full of confidence that Tunisia can reach the quarter-finals of the tournemant because of their work as a unit.
“My players have great potential, and our goal is to reach the quarter-finals of the tournament, we played very well in our friendly matches, which made us ready to face any team.
“We have no stars in the Tunisian team. All players are equal for me.
“England in 1998 had better individuals like David Beckham and Paul Scholes, but the current squad plays better as a team, and this team is different compared to the one that played in Euro 2016 who were knocked out of the first round, because England is stronger than it used to be two years ago.
“We are ready for the match, and we will face one of the best teams in the tournament, a team that is fully composed of player from the English Premier League.
“Although our players are inexperienced, we are optimistic as we have played very well in the recent period, especially during the friendly games.”
The Eagles of Carthage are set to face England tonight at the Volgograd Arena in their first World Cup meeting since 1998.
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