AS learns that Morocco coach Walid Regragui was in the VIP lounge at the Santiago Bernabéu for Real Madrid’s game against Real Sociedad.
Among the 70,092 fans who witnessed Sunday’s league game between Real Madrid and Real Sociedad was a special guest - Walid Regragui. AS learned that the Morocco national team coach made a visit to the white coliseum with a clear mission, to take a close look at Brahim Díaz with a view to persuade the Málaga playmaker to commit to the Atlas Lions. Morocco’s interest comes from years back while the Real Madrid player has been patiently waiting for the call from Spain, from Luis de la Fuente - a call that has not come. Within that context, the Moroccan federation has not lost all hope of convincing the player.
Regragui was fortunate enough to be able to catch a few minutes of Brahim in action. The No.21 took the field as a late sub on 87 minutes and, as always, made the most of his opportunity.
Active and attack-minded from the moment he came on, the forward very nearly enabled Jude Bellingham to score for the fifth match running - his cross was met at the back post by the English, who effort was brilliantly saved by Remiro.
Ancelotti has been full of praise for Brahim whenever he has been asked about the player by the media. “He has improved a lot, he still has quality, but he is much more powerful and has grown physically,” the Madrid coach said recently. However, breaking into the side is far from simple. The 24-year-old has played a total of just 16 minutes spread over three games this season. In spite of hi situation, the player remains positive and optimistic. “The coach tells me to take advantage of every minute I get and try to revolutionize the game. And so that’s what I tried toRead on m.allfootballapp.com