The Moroccan coach persists and signs. For Walid Regragui, France is indeed the weakest opponent encountered by Morocco during the final phase.
Walid Regragui had drawn up an implacable observation the day before the semi-final against the France team. Didier Deschamps and his troops were right not to pay attention to criticism of the game offered by the Blues since the World Cup in Russia. “We criticize them but they beat everyone”he had launched, praising the pragmatism of the world champions and their coach.
The former midfielder nevertheless had regrets at the end of the meeting against the Blues. Once again, the France team had not shone, but once again, France had won (2-0). “At half-time, I told my players that it was the worst team since the start of the knockout matches”, has also recently told Walid Regragui in the columns of L’Equipe. Words fully assumed by the Moroccan technician.
That’s how I felt about this game
“I was not disrespectful when I said that, for me, when we played them it was the weakest team of those present in the knockout phase”he indeed confided, Monday, at the microphone of RMC, adding: “That’s what I felt in this game. Over the three games, I felt that the team with the most certainty was Spain because they knew exactly what to do when the ball was lost or when they had the ball. Afterwards, against us they lacked a bit of depth. »
La Roja was, in his opinion, the best team faced during the final phase. But the Spaniards fell victim to their complacency. “I think the Spaniards said to themselves that we were going to give in. They woke up during extra time thinking about penalties. It’s the mistake they made against us but they have certainties, did he throw. National team football is not club football. I think they will learn from this game for the future. »