Morocco captain Benatia reflects on gutsy win over Serbia

Morocco captain Benatia reflects on gutsy win over Serbia
Medhi Benatia

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Monday Mar 26, 2018. 09:00

Morocco captain Medhi Benatia has urged his troops to remain humble after defeating Serbia on Friday.

The Atlas Lions stunned the Eagles of Serbia 2-1 in an international friendly match which was played at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino in Torino, Italy.

Hakimi Ziyech and Khalid Boutaib both scored for Morocco, while Dusan Tadic netted for Serbia on the night.

Benatia, who plies his trade in the Italian Serie A for Juventus, urged his team-mates to continue working hard as they prepare for the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals.

"Not everything has been perfect, but a lot of positive to rely on," he said on his twitter account.

"We must continue to work with humility to be ready for Russia," the defender added.

"I want to thank all the Moroccans who made the trip (to Italy)," the 30-year-old concluded.

The Atlas Lions will now take on Uzbekistan in another friendly match at the Stade Mohamed V in Casablanca on Tuesday.

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