Rabat - Nordin Amrabat made quite the impression during the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The “warrior,” as called by his Moroccan supporters, has again caught the attention of the international press with his impressive skills during the games against Iran, Portugal, and Spain.
Rabat – Nordin Amrabat made quite the impression during the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The “warrior,” as called by his Moroccan supporters, has again caught the attention of the international press with his impressive skills during the games against Iran, Portugal, and Spain.
American outlet Bleacher Report ranked the 31-year-old Atlas Lion 8th best right winger of the World Cup.
Amrabat follows France’s Antoine Griezmann (7), Russia’s Denis Cheryshev (6), Croatia’s Ante Rebic (5), Russia’s Aleksander Golovin (4), Spain’s Isco (3), Belgium’s Eden Hazard (2) and France’s Kylian M’bappé, ranked best right winger of the world competition.
Very honored by this distinction, the Watford football player shared the news on his Instagram account. Quickly, his picture went viral, generating more than 100,000 reactions and thousands of comments of people praising the “Moroccan Chuck Norris.”
Two weeks ago, Bleach Sport chose him as one of the 11 ideal players of the World Cup’s group stage, alongside big names of the football world such as Uruguay’s defender Diego Godin, Brazil’s defender Màrio Figueira Fernandes, Croatia’s midfielder Luka Modric, France’s midfielder N’Golo Kanté, Brazil’s midfielder Philippe Coutinho, Spain’s midfielder Isco, and England’s forward Harry Kane.
Despite an unfortunate World Cup for the Moroccan team, Amrabat has proven to be one of the best Moroccan players of the competition. Thanks to his combative performance against the teams of Portugal only a few days after suffering a concussion, he is a popular hero in the kingdom..
Talking about his future with the national team, Amrabat said during a television appearance that “Morocco is doing well now, it’s really professional, they have really caught up and I think that the young binational of Moroccan origin will also choose Morocco.”
As for his international career, the Atlas Lion is rumored to a comeback to the Turkish league. According to Sky Sport, Amrabat is linked to the Trabzonspor club with whom his current club, England’s Watford is in negotiations. For now, the Moroccan football player has not made a choice yet.