The Pharaohs are undefeated and have yet to concede a goal, but many fans don’t like the way the team is playing in the Africa Cup of Nations.
Egypt barely defeated Zimbabwe 1-0, then won 2-0 against the Democratic Republic of Congo, and 2-0 again against Uganda.
Thanks to those three victories, the team qualified in the first place of the Africa Cup of Nations Group A.
The team has yet to receive a goal against but has been criticized by many who want to see them perform better.
But they can prove it when they play against South Africa in Cairo this July 6th, in the Round of 16 match.
“I know the players have more to offer, as they know well that we’ve passed the phase of playing for a goal or even a point,” said assistant coach Hany Ramzy according to Goal.
“Criticism exists all the time in football, but, realistically, I’m happy with the players and the results achieved in the first stage.”
He added: “They know as well that the mistakes shouldn’t be repeated against teams who are technically better.”
“The technical staff is trying to fix negatives such as building the attack, leaving long distances between the lines, compactness, and controlling midfield through possession.”
“Starting from the knockout stage I’m sure our level will be different as we are preparing for a serious stage.”
He concluded: “This is a big responsibility, making the Egyptian people happy, but we’ll show everyone we’ll be in a different and better shape for the next round.”
— Egypt National Football Team (@Pharaohs) July 2, 2019