Morocco coach Walid Regragui had nothing but praise for his team’s performance after their fairytale World Cup run came to an end on Wednesday with a 2-0 loss to France in the semi-finals. The most important thing is that we gave everything we had.
“The boys fought until the very end,” said Regragui, whose team beat Portugal and Spain in the first two rounds. Regragui said that Theo Hernandez’s goal in the fifth minute of the match, which gave France the lead, had a big effect on the match. to continue with their strategy.”
A moment of genius from Kylian Mbappe inside the box, who had done little up to that point, was all that was needed to end the game and set up a France-Argentina final.
Many people were under the impression that France was all set for a victory march in Al Bayt after Theo Hernandez’s early goal, but Morocco ripped that script apart and put on another brave performance that made Les Bleu’s sweat.
Against a Moroccan team that can go and fight for third place with its head held high, France had to fight and show determination.
Morocco did not just happen to be in this match. They would have been formidable opponents for Messi and company in the final if a few seconds had gone their way.
At the end of the day, all that matters is that France is in the final. It is preferable to contemplate that rather than analyze the hardships the champions underwent in order to secure their ticket.
Griezmann, who collaborated with Tchouameni on almost everything, kept Les Bleus upright. He also defended and won back the ball, and his boots made the best-attacking moves.
It was an outstanding performance
In the midst of a team that was only average, it was a truly outstanding performance.
Despite frequently giving up possession, Morocco had made it through the tournament in Qatar by winning games.
At the Al Bayt stadium, where Regragui’s team had 51% possession but was unable to break through the French defense, things were different.
However, we were not decisive in those last 30 meters.
“We wanted to score and make them think twice. We were aware, however, that their attacking skills could punish us at any time, and that’s exactly what happened with the second goal.“
Regragui was confronted with a number of injuries. After the warm-up, center-back Nayef Aguerd left, and Achraf Dari took his place.
Individual protector and chief Romain Saiss, who had been uncertain, began however needed to go off in the 21st moment.
Noussair) Mazraoui was ill, but Saiss played.
Regragui, who was born in France, was happy for his team to have stood out on the biggest stage.
He stated, “The most important thing is that we gave the maximum.” Being able to project a positive image, demonstrating to the world that Moroccan football is real and that our fans are beautiful, is the most important thing.