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‘He has done nothing for Egypt’ ex-Pharaohs boss slams Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah
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The Liverpool star has failed to lead Egypt to a trophy since joining the national team.

Former Egypt manager Hassan Shehata has criticized Mohamed Salah for his form in the national team.

Salah was one step away from winning the Africa Cup of Nations with Egypt in February. However, Senegal stopped them in the last step by winning an intense penalty shoot-out. 

Only a few months later, the two African giants met again for a place in the Qatar World Cup. Salah missed a penalty as Senegal defeated Egypt again in the shoot-outs. 

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Shehata, who won three consecutive AFCON titles with Egypt during the 2000s, believes Salah must improve his performance for the national team.

“Technically, and I’m sorry to say this, but Mohamed Salah [has done] nothing with the national team,” Shehata said of the Liverpool star (via the Egypt Independent).

“He should have done much better than that. He must provide more when he plays for his country.”

He added: “He should have said this to the officials here.

‘Although he is not the one who chooses the players, but he should have said that the players here are not like the players in England.

“Therefore, the coaches have to find a way to open the space for Salah. We must find players to help him appear properly in the pitch.”