A number of Moroccan journalists have expressed their confidence in the ability of the Moroccan national team to win today's match over their Portuguese counterpart in the quarter-finals and make a historic achievement for Moroccan football.
In interviews with Qatar News Agency (QNA), a number of media professionals expressed great optimism about their country's ability to continue writing history and pass to the semi-finals, stressing that hopes and aspirations are great in addition to the very positive atmosphere.
Mohamed Amine Mtbar, a Moroccan journalist at the Moroccan newspaper Hesport, who covers the matches of his country, said that the Moroccan national team made their mark in the World Cup by defeating big teams such as Spain and Belgium and snatching a draw from the Croatian team, the runner-up of the last edition who managed to eliminate the Brazilian team and qualified for the semi-finals.
Mtbar praised the organisational atmosphere in Qatar, which was keen to create the best conditions for all teams and fans. Speaking to QNA, he praised the World Cup as wonderful and said there are many positive aspects that confirm the superiority of the 22nd edition of the World Cup over many previous editions, especially the close distances between the stadiums.
Abdel Wareth Antar, a journalist at the Moroccan news agency, said what distinguishes the Moroccan national team is the spirit of the group and the family atmosphere in addition to the reality with which coach Walid Regragui plays.
Antar added the Moroccan national team plays very effectively and the Moroccan Football Federation, under the leadership of Fouzi Lekjaa, was successful in assigning the task to coach Walid Regragui, succeeding the former coach Vahid Khalilouzic.
This yielded success in light of Regragui's dependence on spreading the spirit of enthusiasm, determination and high discipline, he pointed out, adding that overcoming the Portuguese national team tomorrow is not an impossible task after the national team was able to eliminate big teams such as Spain and Belgium.