London – “Al-Quds Al-Arabi”: President of the Royal Moroccan Football Association, Fawzi Lekjaa, declared public opinion and football fans in his country, revealing the first official in about the decision to disqualify the teenager Abdel Samad Zalzouli from his country’s team, after being called to represent the Atlas Lions in the battalion of manager Wahid Khalilhodzic, who will compete in the 2021 African Nations Cup. reports accusing decision makers in Barcelona and the Spanish Federation of inciting Zalzouli against the Moroccan national team, Lekjaa said in statements reported by most of the Catalan newspapers and sites, which is the player who preferred to ignore the invitation of the team in this moment, under the pretext of postponing the whole idea to the international holiday in March. “Mundo Deportivo” quoted what Lekja said in his interview with “Radio Mars”, saying: “I spoke three times with Laporta and Xavi about Abdel Samad El Zalzouli’s situation and his participation in the African Cup, and it seems that the decision not to participate in the African championship does not come from club, is from the player himself. He added: “I spoke with the player yesterday and he informed me of his willingness to wait until March to make his final decision on the country he will represent internationally, and I replied that I don’t know if we will. this moment or not. ” Blue Grana, is equivalent to the recognition of the absence of seismicity. The declarations of the leading exponent of Moroccan football have come to coincide with the validity of what circulated by media Catalans in the past few days and hours, according to which Abdel Samad, his coach Xavi Hernandez, had promised to postpone the decision to play for the Moroccan national team at the moment, for several reasons, including the player’s desire to prove his right to his place in the starting line-up, especially after the inclusion of Ferran Torres and the approach of Ansu Fati and Memphis Depay to return from injury, in addition to his obsession with appearing in the first Clasico against Real Madrid, which Arabia Saudi will host in mid-January, in the semifinals of the Spanish Super Cup. Zalzouli joined Barcelona last summer, coming from Hercules, for a sum that did not exceed two million euros and has since played for the Barça shirt in eight games at La Liga level, but opened his palmares by shaking Asosasuna’s goal in the match that ended in a positive draw with two goals for the same.
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