Morocco is one step away from the round of 16 world and given the opportunity to make history. In their previous five appearances at the World Cup, the African team has only managed the group sentence in one of them (Mexico 1986). This Thursday, before the playoff Canadahe counts on himself to accomplish his mission, even a tie is enough for him.
A victory ranks the Moroccans for eighth as first or second in the group. The tie serves him to pass second and a defeat obliges him to depend on the result between the Belgians and the Croats, who play at the same time in the other group match. Before this historic match, Mounir Mohandthe moroccan goalkeeper takes care of OK DAILY team focus.
provide has no doubts when it comes to highlighting the key to the good role of Morocco in this world. “We trust the group. We came to compete and with the intention of going as far as possible. Within the team, we are confident in our chances and we approach matches with a lot of ambition. Against Belgium, our supporters supported us a lot and carried us on the fly. This positivity that we create here in the group is noticeable. “Now we are quite close to our goal, but with our feet on the ground because we know that Canada It’s a very complicated team, very physical and it will make things difficult for us”, he adds, speaking of a match with which they want to “write history”.
provide was, albeit by accident, one of the protagonists in the victory of Morocco in view of Belgium. The indisposition of Obligation while the anthem was playing, he unexpectedly had to put on his gloves to jump onto the pitch at the start of the game. “Everything was so fast that even I was not aware of what was happening. I had to go out directly on the field to take the photo without having warmed up and without having been able to put myself in a situation”, he recalls in the interview with this newspaper.
The goalkeeper has no doubts when it comes to highlighting the important role the coach has Walid Regragui, who since his arrival has radically changed the team. The 47-year-old took over in August and after five games against the Atlas Lions he is still unbeaten. “Our mentality has changed. He didn’t breathe new life into the team that we needed. He put us in the head to be winners. To have it done in such a short time says a lot about him. This group trusts him, the group goes to death with him and we believe in his philosophy and the way he works,” he said.
Ultimately, provide does not hide his desire to play again in Spain. The meta, currently in the ranks of the al-wehda of Saudi Arabiasays his door “will always be open” to return to the League because “it’s a great motivation to play in the best league in the world”.