After a successful first meeting against Ghana (1-0) in the African Cup of Nations, Morocco will meet with the Comoros Islands in their second match of the group stage. The opportunity for Vahid Halilhodzic to take stock.
In a pre-match press conference, the Morocco coach confirmed that the Atlas Lions’ victory in the first match against Ghana in CAN 2021 was very, very important, despite the absence of a number of important players, especially in the attack.
However, the coach of the national team is far from resting on his laurels, aware that the Comorian selection should in no way be underestimated, believing that it had ” a good possession of the ball, creates automatisms and shows a remarkable collective game “.
“We recently played two games against this same team and during both games things were far from easy for us”, he warned.
“Although it seems easy on paper, the match against the Comoros Islands could be a trap for us”, he continued.
However, Vahid Halilhodzix asserted that if Morocco approach this confrontation with the same determination and discipline, things will be less difficult and victory will be closer.
As for injuries including those of Covid-19 which marred the first meeting, the Bosnian technician regrets that the team is still suffering.
“We still suffer from injuries and Covid-19. Knowing how to handle these things is also part of the game“, He explained, noting that with the return of the injured, especially in attack, the team will be even more efficient.
Present at the conference alongside his coach, Yassine Bounou, one of the protagonists of the first day said that the victory against Ghana is the best way to start such a competition.
“Now we are focused on the second game and we are physically and mentally ready”, he reassured.