Bilel Mohsni ‘phoned his mum’ after Tunisia snub

BILEL Mohsni has denied reports that he plans to quit Tunisia’s Africa Cup of Nations quest - but outed himself as a mummy’s boy.

Bilel Mohsni. Image: SNS
Bilel Mohsni. Image: SNS

The Rangers defender stormed out of the Carthage Eagles’ dressing room after Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Cape Verde, when he was an unused sub.

Eyewitnesses claimed Mohsni was speaking on his mobile about walking out on the tournament in Equatorial Guinea, but the centre-back insisted he was simply phoning his mum for consolation after being left out by Tunisia coach Georges Leekens.

Mohsni, 27, said: “It’s true I am frustrated, but there is no way that I said I wanted to leave the team and go home.

“I simply phoned my mother to get some comfort.


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“I always call her when things aren’t going well for me.

“I am annoyed that I didn’t get to play against Cape Verde.

“I have come to the Nations Cup finals to play in matches. But I respect the coach’s decisions.”

Mohsni has made four appearances for Tunisia, and made his debut against South Korea in a 1-0 win in May 2014.