Rabat - Moroccan forward Aziz Bouhaddouz has sent an emotional message to his and the Atlas Lions’ fans, thanking them for their support and loyalty during the national squad’s World Cup experience in Russia.
Rabat – Moroccan forward Aziz Bouhaddouz has sent an emotional message to his and the Atlas Lions’ fans, thanking them for their support and loyalty during the national squad’s World Cup experience in Russia.
Bouhaddouz took to his Facebook account to say that failure is an important aspect of sports and life, and that the team’s Russian experience has taught him a lot about life and people. “I have learned a lot and I am proud to have had this opportunity,” he said.
“Many thanks to all our supporters who followed us in Russia. Many thanks to our supporters worldwide. Many thanks to all Moroccans who showed their loyalty and love. You were and are the best.”
Expressing gratitude for the opportunity to represent Morocco and its national colors at a tournament of the World Cup’s standing, he said that he enjoyed every moment of the Russian adventure, especially the relationship the team enjoyed with Moroccan people.
For all the good feelings though, the Moroccan forward said he is disappointed with fans who showed less faith in the team and did not support it as they should have.
“I am disappointed in many people who did not support my selection. But if you are seeking success, you must also learn to ignore the obstacles and fight personal defeats.”
In Morocco’s first World Cup game, Bouhaddouz’s own goal in the final minutes handed victory to Iran.
The Moroccan forward nonetheless received massive public support, as many Moroccan football fans felt that Bouhaddouz’s mistake is part of the game, and that the forward needed a show of public support to let go of his anxiety and focus on the next matches against Portugal and Spain.