Morocco coach believes his team can win the 2019 Afcon

KALININGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 25: Noureddine Amrabat of Morocco battles with Andres Iniesta of Spain during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group B match between Spain and Morocco at Kaliningrad Stadium on June 25, 2018 in Kaliningrad, Russia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
KALININGRAD, RUSSIA - JUNE 25: Noureddine Amrabat of Morocco battles with Andres Iniesta of Spain during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group B match between Spain and Morocco at Kaliningrad Stadium on June 25, 2018 in Kaliningrad, Russia. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

The Atlas Lions last won the African Cup of Nations in 1976, but according to Herve Renard, his team can do it again in Egypt this summer.

Morocco has only won the Africa Cup of Nations once in 1976.

And since then the closest the Atlas Lions have been to lift the title was being runner-ups in 2004 losing against Tunisia in the Final.

But for coach Herve Renard, his team can become champions in the edition to be played this summer in Egypt.

“I don’t know…. everything is possible in football but first we have to look at our opening game which is the most important, then step by step,” Renard was quoted by Goal.

BILBAO, SPAIN - MARCH 16: Thomas Teye Partey of Atletico Madrid reacts during the La Liga match between Athletic Club and Club Atletico de Madrid at San Mames Stadium on March 16, 2019 in Bilbao, Spain. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)

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The Atletico Madrid midfielder believes there is only one way for his country to win the Africa Cup of Nations: to play united.

“We have a tough group and it will be very important to come to Egypt with an ambition of respect all our opponents.”

“We are in a very tough group and we need to come in here very concentrated. We have to be ready from the first game to get a good result which will give us some confidence going forward,” he added.

“This experience will be very important because we played very good football. Though we didn’t get the result we wanted, all Moroccans were proud of their team. Now, we have to make them very happy again in Egypt.”

“We are coming in with ambition and if you come with an ambition you have to beat everyone. We have a very good team and we need to believe in ourselves,” he concluded.

Morocco will play in the Group Stage against Namibia, Ivory Coast, and South Africa.

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