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Trezeguet: Succeeding at Anderlecht is the key for my breakthrough
Egypt international midfielder Mahmoud Hassan ‘Trezeguet’ believes that succeeding at the Belgian side Anderlecht is a key to achieve his dream of playing at top European teams.
The 21-year-old midfielder, who joined Anderlecht from Al Ahly on loan, has been struggling to secure a starting spot with the Belgian Giants. He, however, refused to criticise coach Besnik Hasi for lack of game time, as he believes that he needs more patience before he can prove himself at the club.
“I am not going to criticise Hasi. He is the coach and he has very good experience and knows what he is doing. I know that I need to be patient to get enough time,” Trezeguet said during an interview with the Belgian French-Language newspaper Le Dernier Heure.
“I’m ready to help the team but if the coach asked to wait I will wait, as I have a strong mentality and patience,” he added.
Trezeguet denied reports suggesting that he might leave the club over lack of game time, saying it would be a “mistake” if he did so.
“I won’t repeat mistakes of other Egyptian players who left their teams for not participating and who terminated their contracts with their respective clubs,” he explained.
“I’m glad to stay at Anderlecht and I thank Mr. Van Holsbeeck for his confidence and trust in me,” Trezeguet assured.
Several reports have recently claimed that Al Ahly are willing to recall the Egyptian playmaker back to the club. However, Anderlecht general sports manager Herman Van Holsbeeck denied these reports.
The Egyptian international also spoke about his plans for the future and his dream club, explaining that succeeding at Anderlecht is the first step towards achieving this dream.
“My dream is to play at top European teams as Real Madrid and succeeding here is the key for achieving what I want. Returning back to Egypt will end that dream for me,” the Egyptian youngster explained.
“I will never throw in the towel at Anderlecht. My father always taught me not to give up. Before he passed away, he asked me to be responsible for my brothers and sisters. He told me that I could give them a precious life through my football career,” Trezeguet continued.
“When I first took part in a football tournament, my father said to me don’t dare you come home with the award of the best goalscorer. I think you understand why I won’t give up,” the Anderlecht player concluded.
Trezeguet was a part of the Pharaohs team that faced Nigeria in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers this week.