Moroccan 23-year-old midfielder Azzedine Ounahi has revealed how the Atlas Lions have become a target for every opponent after they dazzled at the 202
Moroccan 23-year-old midfielder Azzedine Ounahi has revealed how the Atlas Lions have become a target for every opponent after they dazzled at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
The Olympique Marseille midfielder was part of a midfield trio alongside Sofyan Amrabat and Selim Amallah that shone for Morocco in Qatar.
Morocco topped the group with European giants Croatia and Belgium and North American minnows Canada by winning 7 points. In the Knockout phase, Morocco eliminated Spain on penalties defeated star-studded Portugal in the Quarter-finals and eventually lost 2-0 to France in the semi-finals.
Azzedine Ounahi says that they are now a target for every team.
“Perceptions have shifted after Qatar. We are now the team everyone aims to beat in friendlies or official competitions”, said Ounahi.
The young midfielder disclosed how the World Cup exploits have gingered them heading into the 2023 AFCON.
“This will drive us to be fully prepared, with a high level of focus in every game,” added Ounahi.
Azzedine Ounahi was selected among Walid Regragui’s final squad for Morocco for the 2023 AFCON.
Morroco will play against Tanzania DR Congo, and Zambia in Group F of the AFCON.