Morocco winger Sofiane Boufal believed the North Africans will reach the quarter-final of the World Cup three months before the tournament started in Qatar.
The former Southampton star has been one of Morocco’s stars at the World Cup alongside Hakim Ziyech and Achraf Hakimi. On Tuesday, Morocco shocked the world after eliminating 2010 champions Spain in an enthralling game at the Education City stadium.
An old video of the player confidently stating how well they will do in Qatar despite being handed a tough group has popped up online.
“You’re going to think I’m a crazy person,” Boufal said in a video shared on Twitter. “But if we get past the group stage, and we will Inshallah (god willing), we are going to the quarter-finals, we will be the surprise. We will do what Ghana did in 2010.”
After 120 minutes of football, the game had to be settled on penalties with the Atlas Lions beating the European giants 3-0. Goalkeeper Yassine Bounou was the star on the night after saving two spot kicks before Hakimi won the game with a Panenka penalty.