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Morocco’s Head Coach Not Happy with Amine Harit’s Performance

Amine Harit scored four goals for his German club, with spectacular performances that earned him the Bundesliga September Player of the Month.

Rabat – Amine Harit’s previous performance with the Moroccan national football team has not satisfied Morocco’s head coach Vahid Halilhodzic.

The Bosnian coach has not named Harit on the 24 member squad list for the Mauritania and Burundi games.

The games are part of the 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifiers. The international football player expressed surprise at not being called up for the games with a small caption on his social media.

Harit commented on his non-selection on Canal Football Club, a sports show aired on Canal+ on Sunday, November 10.

The 22-year old international said he does“not understand” why he was not called for the qualifier games.

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He said that he heard that the decision was due to “disciplinary problems that did not happen.”

Harit recounted that he contacted the Atlas Lions coach to ask for the reason why he was not selected.

“He told me that there were things he did not appreciate from both my club and myself, about the fact that I had some pain and my club asked me to be careful.”

The Moroccan football player added that the Bosnian coach doesn’t “appreciate my performances.”

“I understand, and I accept it.”

Harit said that perhaps he is“not good enough” and added that he must work more to regain his place.

“Of course I want to be in [Morocco’s] selection,” he said.

Harit was among key football players in former head coach Herve Renard’s selection. He participated with the Atlas Lions in the 2018 World Cup.

Bundesliga News announced on October 18 that Harit won the Bundesliga September player of the month.

The Bundesliga News added that the international player had an excellent month with his German football club Schalke 04.

The 22-year old player scored four goals and made two assists in Bundesliga matches throughout September.

Harit “saw off competition from Philippe Coutinho, Joshua Kimmich, Robert Lewandowski, Stefan Lainer and Christian Günter,” the Bundesliga report added.

Harit, in an article he wrote earlier this year, expressed his attachment to Morocco.

He shared his story with his fans, friends and relatives, and those who didn’t yet know his name.

In  the “Remember the Name” article, Harit said that he loves France for giving him “everything in” in his life. Morocco, however, remains special for him because “Moroccans… are my people too.”