At the heart of a controversy, Zakaria Aboukhlal can count on the support of his national coach.
Zakaria Aboukhlal had a verbal altercation with the deputy mayor of Toulouse, on April 30, on the sidelines of the festivities linked to the victory in the Coupe de France. The leaders of the TFC have decided to open an internal investigation and to dismiss the player from training during the time of this one. Walid Regragui, the coach of Morocco, had the opportunity to discuss with his compatriot about this affair.
“With my staff, we were totally surprised, disconcerted. If there is a good player that we do not imagine in this type of story, it is Zak ‘. He is a respectful boy, with real values and a good education, transmitted by open parents, whom we had the chance to meet during the World Cup in Qatar. I’m just surprised at the timing. We risk being on word against word, in the end. I didn’t hear from anyone from the club, but Zak called me: he firmly denied this altercation with the chosen one.said the coach of the Atlas Lions, quoted by The Team.
“He has been fighting for a long time to save children in Morocco. He finances an orphanage in Casablanca with his bonuses, as well as a nearby football pitch with an association. He has this social fiber and this desire to help, to get kids out of poverty. » pic.twitter.com/Ag9HTDI3W2
– Maghreb Foot News (@actufootmaghreb) May 16, 2023
Walid Regragui ardently pursues the defense of the native of Rotterdam. “Zak had an irreproachable behavior at the World Cup. Our team manager is a woman, and when she gave a few shouts during the competition, he lowered his head. He has great respect for others, he was proud to represent his country and to be part of the group, even after his goal against Belgium, he never took himself for another, he’s a good guy, a anything but pretentious kid. Nothing to say about his behavior. Afterwards, he does not speak French, and I had already told him that he had to learn it quickly to better master his environment.noted Walid Regragui, who should therefore continue to use the service of the Toulouse player.