Khaled Abdel Aziz, Egypt’s former Coach and youth minister, backed the forward, calling him a great ambassador and unifying symbol for the country.
According to Egypt’s former Coach, Hassan Shehata, Mohamed Salah has achieved “nothing” with Egypt and must enhance his game when playing for the national side.
Liverpool won the EFL and FA Cups last season, as well as finishing second in the Premier League and Champions League. Salah scored 31 goals and gave 15 assists in all competitions.
On the international stage, though, Salah had a more difficult season, as Egypt lost the Africa Cup of Nations final on penalties to Senegal in February and the same fate in March’s key World Cup qualifying play-off – with Salah missing from the spot in the latter match.
Shehata, Egypt’s former Coach from 2004 to 2011 and guided them to three straight Africa Cup of Nations wins in 2006, 2008, and 2010, has called for Salah to develop.
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“We all know Salah is not just one of Egypt’s stars, but one of the world’s stars,” Egypt’s former Coach, Shehata told Sada al-Balad. “He has earned the right to be the top star based on the honors he has received and the goals he has scored.”
“However, Salah has done nothing with the national team, and I’m sorry to say that.” He could and should have done a lot better. When he represents his country, he must go above and beyond.”
Egypt coach, Shehata did agree, though, that Salah was playing with inferior players when he first joined the national team, and that it was up to the coaches to extract the best out of the 30-year-old following Egypt’s lackluster performances at this year’s Cup of Nations.
“It’s true [that there is a qualitative difference between Liverpool and other cities],” Shehata added. “He should’ve told the officials here – despite the fact that he isn’t the one who chooses the players – that the players here aren’t like the ones in England.”
Mohamed salah’s contribution on and off the field has been defended by Egypt’s former sports minister Aziz, despite Shehata’s complaints.
“Mohamed Salah was one of the most important soft forces that returned life in Egypt to normal following the  June 30 revolution,” he wrote on Twitter, beside a photo of himself with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah.
“He was a fantastic global ambassador for his country during a tough political period, leading his country to the World Cup for the first time in 28 years [in 2018].”
“And despite the league being suspended [after deaths occurred amid stadium violence in 2015] and then the league of the two groups being suspended, he led the team to the final of the Africa [Cup of Nations] 2017 after we failed to qualify for three consecutive times.
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