Former Belgian (Site notre bureau spécialisé)er and national coach Marc Wilmots, head coach of Raja Casablanca until February, compares the Moroccan national team to UEFA Cup hero Schalke.
“The team is a unit. Everyone runs for everyone, everyone fights for everyone, everyone works for everyone – literally until they fall, until they cramp up,” Wilmots told the Funke Mediengruppe newspapers: « It reminds me of a little Schalke, our history from 1997 with the Eurofighters.
The former midfielder was contracted with the Royal Blues from 1996-2000 and 2001-2003. 25 years ago, the 53-year-old won the UEFA Cup with S04.
Morocco is the first team from Africa to reach a World Cup semi-final on Wednesday (8 p.m. / ZDF and Magenta TV) against defending champions France for a place in the final against Argentina or Croatia .
Moroccan national coach Walid Regragui has created a collective, Wilmots justified: “He has also succeeded in bridging the gap that sometimes exists between local professionals and legionnaires, most of whom were born abroad.
The Moroccan team has above-average individual skills such as Achraf Hakimi from Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern defender Noussair Mazraoui, defender Romain Saiss (Besiktas Istanbul), midfield strategist Sofyan Amrabat (Fiorentina) and striker Youssef En-Nesryi (Sevilla FC). « The coach has formed a formation around this block in which everything is fine, » Wilmots said.