At the same time, the assistant coach revealed the possibility of resting the players, threatened with missing the quarter-finals, for not losing them.
“We will play the MCA game as seriously as we are used to, and we will respect the sports charter,” Traoui said in statements to Tunisian television.
He added, “But we should not risk players threatening to be suspended from the quarter-finals.”
The Esperance coach continued, “We will play with the perfect match formation. Esperance has a great history in the CAF Champions League and we will respect it.”
And he finished, “We will play the ball, and what might happen will happen next.”
Esperance will play with Mouloudia Algeria next Saturday evening in the final round of the group stage of the African Champions League, while Zamalek will play with Tounjeth at the same time.
Esperance has already qualified, but needs not to lose to the top, while Mouloudia Algeria needs to tie only to qualify with Esperance.
As for Zamalek, they need to win over Tongith, with Esperance defeating Mouloudia of Algeria, so Zamalek, with the Tunisian team, qualifies for the next round.
In the meeting, Esperance will miss the services of Muhammad Ali Al-Yaqoubi to be suspended, along with Cedrej Jabo and Ilyas Shetty for injuries.