|We will attempt to clinch the third place, says Morocco coach Regragui | Football News|
“It might be tough on the psychological degree. I’ll give alternatives to those that didn’t take part, and we’ll attempt to clinch the third place. The necessary factor is that we offered a very good look to our group, and that soccer in Morocco shouldn’t be removed from the highest ranges,” Regragui stated.
Coach Regragui may remorse the danger he took on fielding injured gamers towards defending champions France, then seeing them pressured to come back off in Thursday’s 0-2 semi-final defeat.
Nayef Aguerd was named within the beginning lineup however dropped out within the warmup whereas fellow centre again and skipper Romain Saiss was pressured off after 20 minutes. Fullback Noussair Mazraoui joined them on the sidelines at halftime, with France 1-0 up by Theo Hernandez from the fifth minute. All three had damage doubts forward of the match.
His rearranged group battled again strongly to place the holders underneath stress till substitute Randal Kolo Muani’s 79th minute aim ended the competition.
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“We gave the utmost, that is crucial,” Regragui stated. “We had some accidents, we misplaced Aguerd within the warm-up, Saiss, Mazraoui… however there aren’t any excuses.
“We paid for the slightest mistake. We did not get into the sport effectively, we had an excessive amount of technical waste within the first half, and the second aim killed us, however that does not take away every little thing we did earlier than.”
Regragui stated he modified his ways defensively to attempt to take care of the pace of France’s wingers, and it largely paid off till Kylian Mbappe delivered an excellent late run to arrange the winner.
Having develop into the primary African group into the semis, Morocco now face Croatia within the third-place playoff on Saturday.
(With inputs from companies)