Morocco head coach, Walid Regragui has described his team’s success as evidence of teamwork, after becoming the first African nation to reach a FIFA World Cup semi-final.
A first half header from Youssef En-Nesyri was enough for the North African team to set a new record and end Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal run of wining the Mundial event in Qatar.
Reacting to the win against Portugal, the French-Moroccan gaffer said : “not a miracle, but the result of our teamwork.”
“We came across a great Portuguese team with a lot of talent. We held on as much as possible and we got away with a lot of injuries. You saw the captain leave with an injury, Aguerd and Mazraoui, but the guys who came on continued to fight.
“We’ve created a group with a strong state of mind, everyone is fighting, everyone is happy and our fans support us. I told the team before the match to write history for Africa. They did it. I’m very happy.
“We have to fight for our people, to make them happy. Today, Africa has returned to centre stage. I want to thank all the staff and the Moroccan federation, it’s not just me here… This isn’t over yet.” He concluded.