The Moroccan team won Group F ahead of Croatia and Belgium, according to defender Achraf Hakimi, and Spain should be wary of them.
Before their World Cup round of 16 matches against Spain on Tuesday, Hakimi said that Morocco “deserves respect.”
The Paris Saint-Germain player remarked (via Sport): “We were first in the group, and I think we already deserve a little respect. Spain must be a little terrified of us since I believe they are aware of this.
“They have to be afraid of us, the truth. And why not give the surprise again?”
He continued: “The coach has transmitted a winning mentality to us, and it doesn’t matter who comes, we’ve to play our game, in the we are in lines”.