A couple of weeks ago, Lions de l’Atlas claimed Huddersfield Town midfielder Abdelhamid Sabiri had rejected a call-up to the Moroccan national team, and they weren’t wrong.
However, another part of this article caused a bit of a furore over on the player’s Facebook page, as the Terriers’ summer signing has had to explain himself to his fans on social media.
Part of the Lions de L’Atlas’ article also stated the 20-year-old was holding back from playing for Morocco as he had ambitions to play for Germany’s youth sides, and that doesn’t appear to be true, at least according to the Huddersfield starlet.
He wrote about the ‘false news’: “After all the severe insults, I’d like to explain things to my dear public. First, I haven’t taken the decision to not play for Morocco. It’s clearly a great dream of mine and an honour to wear the national team’s shirt.
“I just asked to get to adjust and physically prepare because I joined Huddersfield late and couldn’t do all the preparations with the team.”
So that should clear, and it seems Sabiri should, in the future, say yes to Hervé Renard’s call-up should the Morocco national team manager feel he deserves a shot.
Since joining Huddersfield from Germany, the attacking midfielder has made four appearances under David Wagner, picking up one assist in a 1-1 draw against Leicester City.