Couple David Pinto says that eliminated from Spain left him standing behind, while Leila Hassan believes that the same recipe can bear fruit.
Morocco-Portugal in the quarterfinals of the World Cup in Qatar will have a different “duel” at the home of David Pinto and Leila Hassani. Married for five years, today promises strong emotions. “I hope Morocco blows up with Portugal!”, threw the Moroccan, without containing a laugh provoked by her Portuguese husband. “We’ve already made history and if that happens it will always be a surprise, but I hope we’re the ones who blow them up”, replied David.
Both computer engineers, in Paris, it was the work that brought them together and although they “bite” each other, it will not be football that will separate them, far from it. “We have very high hopes and it was great to see Morocco move forward”, Leila resumed, more seriously. “I hope that Portugal does not take the status of a superior team for granted, in theory, and that it takes Morocco very seriously”, replied David. For women, the same recipe can even bear fruit. “They played more defensively against Spain and I believe they can do the same thing again, although the surprise effect was lost here. The Spaniards took the game a little seriously, perhaps with a little overconfidence. But this Moroccan team showed be a more consistent team than other extensions we had”, he argued.