Tunesiër Bronn warns the Belgians: “Technically and physically we are impressive’

Dylan Bronn, defender of AA Gent, Saturday, with Tunisia against the Red Devils in the second poulewedstrijd of the world cup.

Dylan Bronn (L) against England at the world cup © Belga Image

Tunisia is a team that, according to the French DNA plays soccer, explains Dylan Bronn in Sport/Voetbalmagazine: “Of all the Maghrebijnse teams, we are the most European, I think. We are not a team that the bus in front of goal park. Technically we are very strong, we give up short passes, we play football, quoi. I think the Belgians better be on their guard for us.

‘Tunisia is really not a small team, we weren’t for nothing, and 14th in the ranking of FIFA (now dropped to Tunisia in 7 places and they are on place 21, ed.). Naim Sliti put out last season at Dijon in the French Ligue 1 every week, the quantity in a fire and Khazri know the goal very well. He was this year one of the best players in the French first division.

‘In the back we try in losing the ball very aggressively. It is not because I say this, but technically and physically, we are impressive. That was the first thing I noticed upon my first selection: that they walk without stopping. That is in the Tunisian genes, we don’t get tired, and the intensity during the training sessions is impressive. Physically, it goes against 100 per hour and we are very concentrated. There is watching our coach.”

Their ambition is to be the first round to survive. Bronn: “I have confidence in. The pressure is not on us, but on England and Belgium. A world cup, or in football there are always surprises: Algeria in 2014, Leicester in the Premier League,… We come to Russia without any pressure. Only find pleasure and something to show. So everyone has respect for the Tunisian soccer.”


But respect is also there for the Belgian national team, of course, that player owns where Bronn in his youth, still dweepte. ‘These are all players that I admire: Romelu Lukaku, Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne,… When I was younger, Vincent Kompany is still my idol.

‘And in France I have a soft spot for Raphael is looking forward to. Athletic a monster, which goes against 100 per hour. Once I was at a contest of the French U21 against the Italian U21. I knew looking forward to when yet, but what an impression made then on me! The term caught I me that I only still watched him. Real Madrid has quickly seen him established. Thiago Silva and is looking forward to are the central defenders that most make an impression on me.’

Read the full interview with Dylan Bronn in our +zone, or in Sport/Voetbalmagazine of Wednesday 20 June.

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