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Hachim Mastour Has High Hopes for 2018 World Cup

Hachim Mastour Has High Hopes for 2018 World Cup

By Mohamed Amine Rhaz

Rabat – In an interview with beIN Sport, Moroccan international footballer Hachim Mastour discussed his return to AC Milano and his wish to participate in the 2018 World Cup.

“I was overwhelmingly happy to return to Milano, as it is the club where I grew up and learnt a lot,” said Mastour. “I have good relations with the players, especially with the ones I knew beforehand, and they gave me a lot of good advice.”

In the same interview, the midfielder discussed his experience playing against the legendary Brazilian player Neymar: ”It was an unforgettable day… I remember when I saw him, I was very happy,” he said. “I was shy at first, but after that, we kicked the ball a little and it was a fascinating experience.” Mastour explained that they “have the same sponsor, and he is the one who organized this challenge.It was amazing.”

The 19-year-old stated that he followed his heart and family in deciding to play for Morocco’s national team. 

Mastour highlighted his playing experience for Morocco. “I chose to play for Morocco at the age of 16, and it was a great honor for me.”

“I hope to play with them again in the World Cup,” he added. 

Mastour thinks that Morocco’s current grouping is difficult, but believes the Moroccan national team can qualify to the second round. “There are excellent players who can display incredible performance,” he said.

In addition, Mastour keeps in touch with other players on the national team, “I always talk with Benatia and Omar El Kaddouri, and I consider them unique players.”

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