Morocco head coach Walid Regragui believes that the whole world is proud of his team after suffering a semi-final defeat to France.
Morocco beat Spain and Portugal among others to set up a semi-final matchup against France. But they ended up losing 2-0. They still have a chance to win a bronze medal as they prepare to face Croatia.
“The boys fought until the last minute… We wanted to win the game, but we came up against a strong team that knows what it is doing and waits for you to make a mistake – which we made at the beginning of the game,” he said, referring to Theo Hernandez’s fifth-minute opener.
“We lost a lot of players who did their best, (Noussair) Mazraoui was ill but he played. Saiss too. I have nothing to say when the players give their maximum,” Regragui said.
“The whole world is proud of this Moroccan team. We showed desire, played hard, and have given a good image of Morocco and of African football.”
Morocco will face Croatia in the third place playoff on Saturday.