I want to thank my players who sold out a great game. They did their best and I cannot blame them for missing out on victory. We knew at the start that it was going to be difficult because in front of us was the winner of the 2015 CAF Champions League. We had many opportunities to kill the game, especially in the second half. We are not discouraged. I know that my players will rise again in the second leg. The team has always risen to the challenges in the most difficult moments.
I'm really disappointed because we missed a great opportunity. The goal I scored revived us our chances in the game but it was not enough to win. It is true that the match was difficult but we were able to match them. Now, we have to be confident ahead of the return leg. We have no reason to be discouraged. Our chances remain intact. We can spring a surprise there. We will be well prepared before going to Lubumbashi. "
Chamseddine Rahmani (Goalkeeper, MO Bejaia)
As everyone can see, we dominated them. Unfortunately, luck turned its back on us. We showed throughout the game that we had the means to win. Given our performance in the first leg, it is far from having lost the final battle that will decide the winner even if the situation will change. "
Hubert Velud (Head Coach, TP Mazembe)
We came to Algeria with the hope for a good result. The draw in itself is a good thing, but we have to be careful. I was very impressed with the play of our opponents. They often put us in dangerous situations and could have won. We will work on our recovery in the comind says. The stakes are high.
Koffi Kouame (Midfielder, TP Mazembe)
The draw is a big step for us. The bigger test was in Algeria but we still have one second milestone in Lubumbashi. We faced a very good MO Bejaia team who gave us many problems. This is a strong team and we will need to be wary at home because they are capable of creating a surprise.