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Omar Gaber talks about Bordeaux as his trial goes on
Gaber has been on trial at Bordeaux for the past few days, after Zamalek agreed to let him travel to France.
We’ve translated the interview for your reading:
Olivier Schwob: What did you know of France before coming here?
Omar Gaber: I know Toulon well, because I participated in the Espoirs Festival with Egypt back in 2011. I played four matches and scored a goal against Turkey.
OS: Last Wednesday you visited the Bordeaux stadium, what do you think?
OG: It’s a great stadium with a beautiful pitch. Different from Egyptian pitches (smiles). It really looks like a garden, it makes you want to play.
OS: What’s your real position?
OG: I’m a right midfielder but I can also play on the left. I can play as a defensive midfielder too, as well as on the wing.
OS: Since what age have you been playing for Zamalek?
OG: Since the age of five. This is the club of my life, I am very attached to the club and have a special bond with the fans. At 23, it’s time to compete elsewhere, and Bordeaux will provide me with this opportunity. I would really like to sign for Bordeaux, [they have] very good players, [the] coach trusts in youth. The Bordeaux project pushes me to bring the best in myself for a chance to sign here.
OS: You already met some of the players before coming here?
OG: Yes, I played with Egypt against Tunisia’s Wahbi Khazri. As for the rest of the players, I only watched them on television as well as the coach, back when he represented Bayern Munich.
OS: When’s your next game with the national team?
OG: Against Chad in early September.
OS: Before leaving, you already know some French words?
YES! (laughs) Allez Bordeaux ! (translates to Bordeaux go!)
Interview by Olivier SCHWOB, of Foot-Express.com
You can watch Omar Gaber in action during his trial here.