Manchester United youngster Hannibal Mejbri has explained committing his international future to Tunisia.
Hannibal, 18, previously represented France at youth level but has now chosen to switch his allegiance to Tunisia and is in contention to make his debut against the Democratic Republic of Congo, Algeria or Mali this month.
“I think that it is the best decision for my family and me,” he told RMC Sport. “I am very proud of this decision. Tunisia is my country, the country of my parents so for sure there is a strong complicity.
“I like this country a lot, that is why I made this decision. I speak a little Arabic, but not very well. I lost it since I arrived in England. I am not scared about that.
“The higher the bar, the more you can improve. It can only help me to gain experience. My father and my mother were very happy that I chose Tunisia, certainly.
“It is like a present for them. But it makes me happy too. I think that I made the right choice. We will see in the future if that is the case. I am trying to build something, not purely on the sporting side.”