Senegal manager Aliou Cisse admitted to being frustrated by his side’s failure to hold onto the lead against Japan.
Senegal took the lead twice during the match through Sadio Mane and Moussa Wague, but were pegged back both times as Japan clung on to claim a point.
Speaking in his post-match press conference (via ESPN), Aliou Cisse said: “Of course we have regrets.
“We must acknowledge that we didn’t see a great Senegalese performance tonight in comparison to the match against Poland. We were not very good frankly, and Japan were the better team, I have to admit that. But despite that fact, we led twice and what’s annoying for me is the two goals we conceded.
“We pressured them well at the start and they made some errors, which we exploited. But as soon as gave them some space, it became difficult for us.
“Now we have to hope for the best when we face Colombia.”