The player of the national team, Adel Taarabt, who makes his big return to the national team, said he was happy to return to defend the national colors.
“It is always an honor for me to defend the colors of my country,” he said in a statement to the press Monday evening, after a training session of the national team A open to the media.
The midfielder of Benfica Lisbon also expressed his joy to meet his teammates of the national team with this time a new coach and a new technical staff.
Adel Taarabt also noted that he has gained a lot of maturity, wishing to put this great experience in the service of the national team.
His teammate Jaouad Yamiq, for his part, said that the players of the national team are ready to win the two friendlies that will be played in Marrakech, noting that these two meetings will be an opportunity to the new coach of the national team, Vahid Halilhodzic, to see and get an idea of the players.
The Moroccan defender from Genoa (Italy) hopes that his return to the national team will be profitable for the selection, noting that this course is taking place in excellent conditions.
In a similar statement, Walid El Karti, for his part, stressed that a good mood and a friendly atmosphere reign within the group convened, expressing his wish to see the national selection up to the expectations of the public Moroccan during these two friendlies.
“The national team is open to all players whether local players or those playing in foreign championships,” he said, noting that the local player is called upon to make more efforts and confirm once summoned to the national selection.
This training session took place at the Grand Stade de Marrakech in the absence of some players from the national team who had not yet joined the group, such as Yassine Bounou (Girona/Spain), Hakim Ziyech (Ajax Amsterdam/Netherlands) or Noureddine Amrabat (Al-Nasr Riyadh/Saudi Arabia).
The national team has entered the preparation camp scheduled from September 1st to 10th.
This course is part of the preparation of the Atlas Lions in anticipation of the friendly matches scheduled at the Grand Stadium in Marrakech against Burkina Faso on September 6 and in Niger, four days later.