Jorge Sampaoli, Sevilla’s Argentine coach, expressed his “happiness with the performance” of Moroccan goalkeeper Yassine Bounou, this Wednesday, in the penalty shootout that eliminated Spain from the World Cup, which he classified as “superiority, but without the strength compatible with this mastery.”
Sampaoli confirmed, in a press conference after the friendly against Monaco, that he “believed that” the Spanish team “was a candidate to win the World Cup before being eliminated”, but insisted that “it did not have the strength that it should have.” He was deleted”.
The Santa Fe coach declared that this game against the French national team gave him “the possibility of playing a game that he had been training” in recent days, although he regretted that “he only had ten players” since the first one. And when he changed them, the subsidiary boys “played later.”
Mathieu to Moroccan goalkeeper Bono
If there was one player who outdid the rest in Spain’s elimination, it was none other than Moroccan goalkeeper Yacine Bounou “Bounou”. Fate has reserved a place for the Sevilla goalkeeper in the history of his country, who never reached the quarter-finals. Unable to overcome the spider’s web woven by their rivals, Luis Enrique Martinez’s team risked their future in the penalty shootout. And then Bono showed up.
Pablo Sarabia kicked the bar first and Bono saved penalties from Sergio Busquets and Carlos Soler. Achraf Hakimi scored the decisive goal and all the Moroccan players and coaching staff rushed to embrace their hero, who ended up lying on the pitch in tears and a mountain of teammates. Later, he ascends to heaven wearing a robe that reflects the happiness of the guard who stopped Spain.