Walid Regragui said the team worked for four days on their gameplan to reduce the impact of midfield trio Sergio Busquets, Pedri and Gavi.
Morocco coach, has stated that his teams plan was to let Spain have the ball after his side’s dramatic penalty shootout win in their World Cup last-16 match on Tuesday.
Victory for the African side put into the quarter-finals for the first time in their history, improving their record with regards to their performance in 1986, when they reached the last 16.
Spain dominated possession during the match but Morocco’s staunch defence largely kept them at bay and limited clear-cut cchances
“We had agreed not to take possession — not out of fear,” Regragui said.
“We are humble enough to say that we are not yet France, Germany or England, to compete with them in terms of possession.
“Nobody managed to steal the ball from them, so I accepted not having the ball. I’m not a magician.”
Regragui said the team worked for four days on their game plan to reduce the impact of of the Spaniard team.