Wolvehampton Wanderers centre back Romain Saiss played the full 90 minutes in Morocco’s 5-0 win against Guinea-Bissau in a World Cup qualifier.
Playing on the left of a two-man centre back partnership, Saiss helped his side keep a clean sheet and make it two wins from two in their World Cup qualifying campaign.
Paris Saint Germain’s attacking right-back Achraf Hakimi scored the opener for Morocco and former Barcelona forward Munir El Haddadi scored the fifth goal for his nation.
Morocco now sit two points clear of yesterday’s opponents despite playing a game less.
They travel to Guinea-Bissau on Saturday before heading to Guinea on Tuesday where they could face one of Wolves’ rumoured summer transfer targets Amadou Diawara, who could be available in January.
Solid start to the season for Saiss
With the 31-year-old’s last game for Morocco in this international break coming on Tuesday, it gives Saiss time to get back to the Black Country and prepare for the clash against Aston Villa.
It’s been a solid start to the season for Saiss and he has retained his place in Bruno Lage’s starting line-up despite Willy Boly being back fit.
His only real bad day at the office was when the team had a collectively bad performance against Brentford, and alongside Max Kilman and Conor Coady, he struggled to contain Ivan Toney and Bryan Mbeumo in a 2-0 defeat.
But heading into the October international break, Saiss sits top of the average number of interceptions and clearances per Premier League game charts in the Wolves team (WhoScored).
The Moroccan international averages 1.7 interceptions per game and five clearances per game, which is more than two more than his closest challenger in Coady (2.9).
Saiss will be hoping that he comes back to Molineux with his nation winning all of their World Cup qualifiers and then he can switch his attentions to helping Wolves win their third Premier League game in a row.