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Mido recalls a lesson learned during Tottenham spell

Posted on May 7, 2017
Mido Tottenham

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Former striker and current Wadi Degla coach spoke about an important incident during his time with the English club from which he learned a lot from.

Mido joined Tottenham in 2005 on an 18-month loan deal and eventually joined the club permanently in 2006. Dutch coach and former Al Ahly manager Martin Jol was leading the club at that time.

“This was an incident that happened between me and Martin Jol before Tottenham and Chelsea match,” Mido told Sada El Balad TV channel. “Jol told me that I will start the game as usual but I was surprised that I was replaced by Dimitar Berbatov who scored four goals in a cup game before this match.”

The young coach revealed that when he knew about the sudden change in the line up he stood up in the locker room, saluted all the players, wished them good luck and left the room.

“No one understood what I was doing. I went out of Stamford Bridge and asked officials to get me a taxi to go home,” he added. “I took the taxi, closed my phone for three days and didn’t go to training sessions. I felt insulted because Jol changed his mind and did not tell me that I won’t start the game.”

Mido said that afterwards he was fined and assured that he learned a lot from such lessons in his life.


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