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Mido: Some players don’t deserve to represent Egypt
Ismaily manager Ahmed Hossam ‘Mido’ claims that there are some players in the squad that don’t deserve the chance to represent Egypt.
Mido expressed his thoughts while joining a team of pundits on TV channel Al Hayat.
“First of all, Chad’s match is tricky for any manager. Any team in the Egyptian premier league could beat them with by big score, but I don’t think Hector Cuper will be fooled by the game’s score, and he will have to work harder in the upcoming period,” he said.
“There are some players who don’t deserve to be a part of the Egypt national team, because they don’t represent their club at the current period, so why are they called up? Ibrahim Salah, Amr Gamal and Saad Samir don’t play for their clubs, and they are getting called up.
He went on to claim that other players in the Egyptian Premier League are more deserving of a call-up than some of the current squad members.
“I think that there are other players who deserve to represent the national team at the moment. To earn a call up for the national team requires you to play for your club, and to perform well. But now we find players earning a call up and they don’t participate with their clubs.
“The national team always calls up players who are performing well, but there are some exceptions; Ibrahim Saeed being called up by former national team manager Mahmoud El-Gohary, due to the latter’s belief that no one had proved themselves in that position,” he continued.
“That’s why there should be rare cases of that happening; it shouldn’t become the norm,” Mido concluded.