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Gaber: One day I’ll play for Zamalek again

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Posted on December 28, 2016
Omar Gaber Basel

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and  right back, , spoke about his hopes regarding his football career during the next phase, current Swiss experience and returning to Zamalek.

Gaber expressed his thoughts before about the past period with FC Basel and assured that he still did not complete his current mission with the team, as he is still not satisfied about the small number of matches he played so far.

The right back who recently proved his love to Zamalek by waiving his late dues discussed returning to the Meet Okba side assuring that Zamalek will always be his home. “One day I’ll be back, but my ambition is now focused on lengthening my time in Europe,” he said. “Only six months have passed and I signed a four-year contract. I played 12 matches in the league, cup and UEFA Champions League.”

The 24-year-old also discussed how different it is playing in the Swiss Super League with Basel. He confessed that at first he thought the league was a bit weak. “It’s not like that,” he explained. “The championship has 10 teams, we all face each other four times in the season, in Egypt it’s only two times, that was weird at first.”

“I want to participate in more games, I’m not used to sitting on the bench,” the ex-Zamalek star added. “However, I won’t rush things, I trust officials and staff in Basel. Such issues are not dealt with randomly here, the club spent a lot of money to get me to Switzerland.” Gaber also said that he is aiming to prove his abilities and believes this will lead him to excel in Europe like Mohamed Salah and Elneny.

The player’s start with the Swiss side was a hard one since Basel started preparation for the season during the holly month of Ramadan. “We used to train two or three times a day at that time, it was tough. But the staff understood what I was facing.”

Before moving on with his career in Europe, Gaber thinks that he needs to play more matches with Basel. “I like La Liga a lot, it’s a league that requires good techniques and tactics like the Egyptian Premier League. The English Premier League and the Bundesliga however, depend on speed and power,” he concluded.

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