Munir El Haddadi Officially Chooses Spain Not Morocco

Munir El Haddadi Officially Chooses Spain Not Morocco

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Munir happy to play alongside Messi.

Following Spain’s national team coach Vicente del Bosque calling up Barcelona’s rising star Munir El Haddadi to substitute the recently injured Digo Costa in Spain’s next Euro 2016 qualifier game against Macedonia, Munir reacted to the speculations surrounding his future.

The player clearly stated he will be playing with La Roja and not with Morocco.

He said the following:

“When I received the news [of being called up by Spain’s national team coach Vicente del Bosque to represent Spain], I was speechless for a while,” the young player said.

“It’s a dream to play for the Spanish national team and I’m very happy. It’s a dream that came true. I just want to enjoy it, take advantage of the opportunities that goes with it and give my best.

“It is a source of pride to play for La Roja, this is what I want to do,” Munir closed.

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Messi tapping on Munir’s shoulders after this latter scored his first goal in La Ligua.

It is worth reminding that the player hinted out last month in an interview given to Bein Sport that he was not closing the door to Morocco when he said “I’m not closing the door at anyone. If I have to play with Morocco, I will gladly do it. Why not? I come every year with my family to visit Morocco.”

The player was even believed to have picked Morocco last April, back-then when he was still playing for Barcelona’s B team, following an interview we reported at that time. Back-then, the player said the following:

“Spain U-16 officials have already contacted me to join the team. But if I get a call up from Morocco I will surely respond because it is my country of origin.”

The Moroccan Times.