Roger Lemerre has stressed the important role of mental preparation for Morocco’s opening qualifier versus Gabon which will take place in Casablanca today.
The Frenchman is the only coach to have lifted
continental titles in both Europe and Africa and is looking to bring his heavy
dose of experience gained with France and Tunisia to the Atlas Lions.
preparation is certainly crucial in such an event but there’s also
psychological work that already started since Sunday with the early arriving
players. This gives them a general idea on the encounter” explained the trainer
coach, who lost one of his main strikers in Nabil Baha, also insisted that the
result was of the utmost importance in such a match-up for Morocco to start off
on the right foot in order to vie for a World Cup place with group favorites
first concern is the result, we have to do everything in order to not perturb
the preparations for our second match” said Lemerre.
takes on Cameroon in Yaounde on June 6 in their second qualifier
and will be looking for nothing less than a win against the visiting 'Panthers'
Rami Ayari, Goal.com