Ivan Edu (Equatorial Guinea), TotalEnergies Man of the Match
“I am very happy with this distinction, in each match, I try to give the best of myself sometimes it works like today, sometimes it doesn’t. Tonight beyond me, it was the group that went for this victory, it was the team that won the match and this award.”
Juan Obiang (coach, Equatorial Guinea)
“I am delighted with this victory against a great and beautiful team from Algeria, it was not an easy match but we managed to build our victory. The qualification for the next round is not yet acquired and tomorrow we will project ourselves on the match against Sierra Leone. The objective is to get a very good result. This evening, I have a thought for all the Equatoguineans living in Cameroon and our people who support us and push us to move forward.
Djamel Belmadi (coach, Algeria)
“It’s not the expected result and yet we did everything, we got several chances but the ball did not go in. We are in a situation of failure, it is a lean moment. Football is not always about rational reasons but let’s be sure, we will fight to stay in this competition. It will be against a great team from Côte d’Ivoire which is made up of players playing in the biggest leagues. Regarding the opponent, Equatorial Guinea, they defended with a lot of desire, determination and we couldn’t find the fault, it’s a situation of failure.”