The young Dutch-Moroccan striker of PSV Eindhoven, Mohamed Ihattaren (19), should be part of the next list of the Atlas Lions of coach Vahid Halilhodzic, who will face, in June, Ghana and Burkina in friendly matches that serve as preparation for the 2022 World Cup qualifiers. The information was revealed by the daily Al Akhbar, to the great joy of Moroccan fans.
Since the failed final against Tunisia in 2004, especially the second victory of Algeria in the African Cup of Nations, fans of the Atlas Lions are eager to see Achraf Hakimi and his teammates climb on the roof of continental football. Moreover, coach Vahid Halilhodzic dreams of a strong Moroccan team capable of going far. This is why the Franco-Serbian technician continues to look for new profiles to constitute his team, in anticipation of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, which will start next September.
In the first place, for the matches against Ghana and Burkina Faso, which will be tests that will allow Vahid Halilhodzic to fine-tune his strategies before entering, in September, in the heart of the matter, some players could make their debut under the Moroccan colours. In addition to the players who have participated in the last few months, Vahid also intends to call upon four new players, if FIFA allows him to do so. These are Issa Diop (West Ham), Anouar Aït El Haj (Anderlecht), Amine Adli (Toulouse FC), and above all PSV Eindhoven midfielder Mohamed Ihattaren.
After having chosen the Dutch shirt last year, Mohamed Ihattaren now regrets his decision not to have opted for Morocco from the start. The young player is now determined to come and defend the colours of his country of origin and should logically join his team in June for the friendly matches against Ghana and Burkina Faso. The two matches take place on 8 and 12 June at the Moulay Abdellah Sports Complex.