Ivory Coast midfielder Jean Michaël Seri has hailed his outfit team spirit for their resurgence at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.
The two-time AFCON winners had a dismal start to the AFCON tournament, winning one and losing two of their group games.
Ivory Coast finished third in Group A and had to progress as one of the third best teams.
Their poor run of form led to the sacking of coach Jean Luis Gasset and the Ivorian FA entrusted Emerse Fae to lead the team from the Round 16.
Ivory Coast triumphed over DR Congo in the semifinals on Wednesday night, courtesy Sabastian Haller’s goal.
After the game, Jean Michael Seri, who plies his trade for Hull City in the English Championship credited team’s spirit for their turnaround at the tournament.
“Is God” he said while reflecting on the teams’ resurgence at the tournament.
“It was sad when Jean Luis Gasset was sacked but we told we have go forward in the tournament and the President chose Emerse Fae to lead the group and it changed many things”
“It’s not about me and it’s not about the impact I made in this group but it’s about the spirit of the team. We changed a lot of things in our team and you can see that we never gave up.
Ivory Coast will lock horns with the Super Eagles in the final at the Alassane Ouatarra Stadium on Sunday.