French women’s national team coach, Hervé Renard, exuded confidence ahead of the impending match against the Moroccan national team in the World Cup Australia and New Zealand’s final round. In a press conference leading up to the crucial encounter, Renard revealed his meticulous preparation, acknowledging that he had closely observed the lionesses for an extended period.
The focus of the French coach was crystal clear: secure the qualification card to the quarter-finals by triumphing over the Moroccan women’s team on Tuesday. Despite his prior association with the “Atlas Lions” as their coach years ago, Renard made it unequivocally clear that now was the time for competition and victory, setting aside any sentimental ties.
Respecting the opponent and recognizing the magnitude of the World Cup final was paramount for Renard. He acknowledged that Morocco had earned its position in the competition through hard work and talent, urging his team to approach the match with a well-prepared and unified strategy focused solely on qualification.
Praising the Royal Moroccan Football Federation’s efforts to develop the game, Renard commended the work done since 2014 under Fawzi Lakjaa’s presidency. He noted the tremendous commitment to football development, not only for men but also for women, citing the impressive infrastructure and the growth of the sport over the past decade.
According to Renard, Morocco had transformed into one of the world’s best football teams, an achievement he attributed to a decade of relentless dedication and professional training. He marveled at the excellent infrastructure and high-level players, insisting that there was no secret to their success, only years of hard work paying off.