Mohamed Salah responded to the many criticisms he is being subjected to because of his performance with the Egyptian national team, pointing out that he does not hear what is being said about him in the Egyptian media recently.
Salah scored one goal and made another during Egypt’s 2-2 draw with Mozambique in the first round of the Africa Cup of Nations groups.
As for the second match against Ghana, he played the first half without scoring contributions and left injured, in the match that also ended in a 2-2 draw.
In the press conference for the decisive Cape Verde match, Salah was asked about the criticism he has been subjected to in recent days from the Egyptian media, and he replied, “I assure you that I did not hear anything.”
He added, “I completely understand. Maybe we are not successful yet, but everyone is doing their best.”
“At least whoever does not want to say something positive should not speak negatively because we have players for the first time in the national team who may be affected by pressure. In the end, we represent Egypt.”
Regarding his level in the first two matches and the criticism he was subjected to because of that, he said, “I accept it with open arms. Perhaps the level was not the best thing in the first match, and here I am not playing from an individual standpoint, but rather the team as a whole, and I see that the positive thing is that despite our delay in the two matches, we came back and tied.” “.
He concluded, “The most important thing is that we win the next match. This is Egypt’s team, not Salah’s team. I am one of the other players on the list.”
Egypt needs to win any result over Cape Verde in order to advance to the round of 16, but from second place after losing the lead to Pepe’s teammates.
Mohamed Salah will not participate in the Cape Verde match, as well as in the Pharaohs’ round of 16 match if he qualifies, due to a strain in his posterior muscle.