Mohamed Elneny ‘proud’ after Egypt’s late victory over Tunisia
Elneny started and played the full 90 minutes as the Pharaohs secured their first victory over Tunisia in an official game since 2002.
Tunisia opened the scoring early through Naïm Sliti, before goals from Trezeguet and Baher Elmohamady put Egypt in front. Sliti completed his brace and scored Tunisia’s equalizer, before Salah’s last-gasp winner secured the full three points for Egypt.
After the game, Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny, who made his 69th international appearance on Friday, took to social media to reveal how proud he is and thanked the fans for their support.
“I am very proud of all the players, without exception, for what they gave during the game,” Elneny wrote on his official Twitter account.
“The enthusiasm, performance and spirit were very high and I wish to continue this to make the Egyptian fans happy. I thank the fans for their presence and support today,” he added.
أنا فخور جدًا بجميع اللاعبين من دون استثناء على ما قدموه في مباراة اليوم.. الحماس والأداء والروح كانت عالية جدًا وأتمنى أن نستمر على هذا لإسعاد الجماهير المصرية العظيم وأشكرهم على تواحدهم اليوم في الملعب كالعادة في دعمنا I’m so proud of my team today pic.twitter.com/5nNfmRJvmW
— Mohamed ELNeny (@ElNennY) November 16, 2018
Following their victory, Egypt are currently second in their 2019 AFCON qualifying group, level with Tunisia in the points gained (12), but the Carthage Eagles are ahead due to the head-to-head record. Both teams have one game left to play against Niger and eSwatini.
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