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Ghazal: I deserve to be called up by the National Team

Aly Ghazal

CD Nacional’s Aly Ghazal expressed his confusion for not being called up to join the Egyptian national team in the past period as Hector Cuper leads the team.

Ghazal recently received German offers according to Portuguese website, Nacional da Madeira have received offers from German sides Hamburger SV and FC Köln to sign Aly Ghazal.

“To play for the Egyptian NT is an honor for all players. A dream that I have always aimed to achieve,” he said to a TV channel. “My 1st match for Egypt was against Bosnia & I had to mark Manchester City’s Edin Dzeko.”

Ghazal talked about his confusion on why Egypt’s coach and staff do not choose him to at least join the national team training camps even though he is playing regularly with his club. “I should be with the national team now according to my performance with CD Nacional, even If I just join a few camps and participate in friendly matches and then get evaluated accordingly.”

“Osama Nabih called me two times before the team’s first two training camps but nothing happened after that. Some players are not playing with their clubs regularly, however, they get called up,” he added.

The young defensive midfielder also talked about his last participation with the national team against Tunisia in 2014 qualifiers, a match that he describes as an off day for the whole team. “Why was the blame was all put on me after the loss against Tunisia? Was it because I never played for Al Ahly or Zamalek?,” Ghazal asks.

He also sent a message to Hector Cuper saying: “Portugal is close.”

On another note, the 24-year-old said that he prefers the Bundesliga or the English Premier League and that he would love to play for Arsenal. “My role model is Patrick Vieira and I would love to play next to Andres Iniesta.”

In addition to being a hardcore football fan, Abdelrahman is a communications enthusiast who works in marketing, advertising, content creation and PR.

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