It was easier facing Belgium than Croatia- Ziyech brags.

After winning Belgium in a 2-0 score line, the Chelsea star said, facing Belgium was easier than Croatia. Morocco played in a 0-0 draw in their first 2022 World Cup match against Croatia.

Morocco are now first in their group with 4 points, Belgium and Croatia with 3 points whiles Canada sits last with 0 point.

The Red Devils were favorites to win and that could be their 9 consecutive matches win in the World Cup group. Ziyech seemed to have gotten his goal in the first half but the VAR turned down the goal after it found it to be offside.

Later in the second half, Abdelhamid Sabiri finally got the goal from a free kick spot on the right side of the Belgium post. Courtois, unlucky to save as the ball was put right on his right hand side. Later, Zakaria Aboukhlal sealed all the three points for the Moroccans in the stoppage time.

The Man of the Match Award went to Hakeem Ziyech who then described their today’s win as “easier” as compared to their first game with Croatia. He said, Croatia made it tough for them that they couldn’t stand to play the way they play their game. He added that, they were good in defending and were a little robust. Added that, Belgium were weak in the middle.

He reiterated that, the fans are a big part of their win. They rally well behind them especially when they scored their first goal and then the second one. Said, his Man of the Match award is a collective effort and not individual and hence, only him doesn’t deserve it but all who stood behind and supported the team to win. He again indicated that, their goals came from the mistakes of their opponents of which they took it as an advantage to utilize them into goals.

Morocco faces Canada who have 0 point and sits last in Group F, a win or draw for them qualifies the Moroccans into the next round of the competition.

Chrispine Osei

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