Senegal’s coach, Aliou Cisse has revealed how his squad beat Poland 2-1 on Tuesday in Spartak Stadium in Moscow.
The coach, who was part of his country’s history-making team of 2002 which reached the quarter-finals at South Korea-Japan, opened up at the post-match conference.
“We managed to control the game in terms of tactics and our emotions. We didn’t want to give anything away, and we did that well,” Cisse said.
He noted that the win, which has placed them joint Group H leaders with Japan, would help them a lot.
“It is a victory which means we are entering the competition in a way that is the best possible one for us. We knew it was going to be difficult, but we were ready for it”.
The coach added that they were already thinking of their next match, against Japan on Sunday at the Ekaterinburg Arena.
“We know it is going to be difficult against Japan, and that is why today’s win against Poland was important.
“I can tell you that the whole of Africa was supporting us, and they are still doing so.
“I got phone calls from everywhere before this game. We are proud to represent them all,” Cisse said.