Following Nayef Aguerd and West Ham’s victory against Sofyan Amrabat’s Fiorentina with a score of 2-1 in the Conference League, the Atlas Lion, Aguerd, expressed his feelings and gratitude towards his fellow countryman in an interview with beIN Sports. He stated, “I don’t forget my country. I received messages from Morocco before the match, they were neutral because Sofyan was also playing, they didn’t know who to choose.”
Before the match, I told him that whoever played better would win, whoever deserved it would come out on top. I’m sorry for him, but as a Moroccan, I won the trophy like Youssef En-Nesyri and Yassine Bounou. If Amrabat had won it, I would have accepted it professionally, just like him, and he was happy for me. I thank him for that.”
These statements, made in front of the beIN Sports microphone, demonstrate the loyalty and mutual respect between the two Moroccan players, despite their competition on the field. Aguerd expresses his pride in winning the trophy while acknowledging the performances of his compatriot. Their friendship and sportsmanship are highlighted, emphasizing the unity and support among Moroccan players, even when they find themselves on opposing teams.