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Abou-Treika: I didn’t expect Salah to wear the number 74 shirt

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Al Ahly and Egypt legend has stated that he did not expect former teammate to wear the number 74 shirt at Fiorentina.

The Chelsea man joined La Viola on a six-month loan deal in January, and Abou-Treika has revealed that he expected Salah to wear the number 22 shirt, as opposed to paying tribute to the 74 Al Ahly fans who lost their lives in the Port Said disaster.

“He told me he’ll surprise me, so I expected him to wear my favourite 22 shirt but instead he chose the number 74, I was definitely suprised,” he said.

“Salah’s mentality is the reason behind his success and I wish him a good luck in his career.”

Abou-Treika has openly sided with the ultras following the Port Said disaster, even refusing to participate in the 2012 Egyptian Super Cup against ENPPI in protest.

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