Born in France and playing his first TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, Ivorian striker Sébastien Haller expressed his “great emotion” when he played his first match for his country against Equatorial Guinea.

“In terms of emotion, it’s really special, to see such fervor among the players and the supporters, it’s immense,” said the Ajax Amsterdam striker who scored 10 goals in the UEFA Champions League this season.