Salah is not selfish: Javier Aguirre

The Egypt national team coach believes the Liverpool superstar is doing everything he can do to make his team win in the AFCON.

Egypt barely defeated Zimbabwe in their opening match of the Africa Cup of Nations last Friday.

And many criticized Liverpool footballer Mohamed Salah for not scoring on this game.

It was Mahmoud Hassan who saved the Pharaohs; thanks to his goal the team won.

But today, Egypt manager Javier Aguirre has defended his player.

“Salah works hard with team spirit and is very committed. He is not playing selfishly as some people say,” Aguirre said according to Goal.

“There isn’t any problem at all. Salah is a very important player for the Egypt team like Cedric Bakambu is for the Democratic Republic of Congo, but we also have other players who can reach the goal and score like what happened with Mahmoud Trezeguet against Zimbabwe.”

“The team is ready for DR Congo and everything is okay, as all players are fit for the game,” he said.

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“Our opponent is a very strong team. We have watched many of their matches and today there will be another analysis session. Our main target is to win and secure qualification for the next round.”

Aguirre explained: “I am not worried about the harmony between my players as it will increase by playing more matches.”

“We deliver good matches and the performance will be better in upcoming games.

“I expect that both teams (Egypt and DR Congo) will be better in tomorrow’s match, as the main target of both of them is to win.”

“With Egypt looking to secure qualification while the opponent wants to revive hopes of proceeding to next round,” he concluded.

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