Moroccans of all walks of life are hanging on to every second of this fairytale 2022 World Cup journey and they owe a lot of their joy to Bounou.
In a post-match press conference, coach Walid Regragui affirmed that observation.
“When you know you have Bounou in goal, that always gives you confidence … he’s one of the best goalkeepers in the world,” he said.
Morocco will most likely employ the same stifling tactics for their semifinal against France. Yet even if the reigning world champions manage to do the improbable and pierce Regragui’s defensive lines, they still would have the gargantuan task of beating Bounou and his goofy smirk.
And that may prove to be quite an obstacle.