Morocco manager Walid Regragui: “I told the boys it was necessary to write history for Africa”

Morocco manager Walid Regragui has spoken to the press for the first time since his side became the first African outfit to reach the semi-final of the FIFA World Cup history.

Morocco beat Spain in the previous round and have beaten Portugal in the quarter-finals, but they also played a role in knocking out Belgium, who lost to the African side as well.

After the game, Regragui spoke to TF1 (via A Bola) in the mixed zone about the result and the manager stated that he told the players that they just had to make history for the continent.

He stated: “After Spain, we also managed to prevail against a great team from Portugal. We gave our all, we still have some players tired, but those who play have beaten themselves to exhaustion. This group has a state of mind.”

He further stated: “Before the game, I told the boys that it was necessary to write history for Africa! I’m very, very proud of them.”


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