Morocco is "solid" and will be supported by a "general public"

The Moroccan selection is “solid” and will be supported by a “general public”, said the Spanish coach, Luis Enrique, on the eve of the round of 16 of the World Cup between Morocco and Spain, Tuesday at the Education City Stadium by Al-Rayyan.

“Morocco has a solid team made up of players who play in European championships. We will certainly face one of the best selections present at this World Cup.”Enrique said during a press briefing on Monday.

“We are expecting strong pressure from the Moroccan selection which finished in first place in its group and which has a lot of assets which can hurt us during this meeting”he admitted.

The Moroccans showed a very strong image during the first round, which obliges us to prepare this meeting well in order to avoid any surprises, he continued.

“We have to stay focused and control the game from start to finish. Possession of the ball will undoubtedly allow us to win.”he said, noting that his team is determined to qualify for the quarter-finals.

“We came to Doha to play seven matches. I’m sure the players are capable of winning against Morocco and going even further“, he added, stressing that his team is seriously preparing for this match physically and mentally.

The Moroccan selection qualified for the round of 16 after occupying first place in group F (2 wins and 1 draw), while Spain finished second in pool E (1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss ).

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