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Sobhi will get game time, but patience is required from Egyptian fans


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KingFut’s Khaled Ali has a bit of advice for Egyptian fans: Be patient; Ramadan Sobhi will eventually get his chance at Stoke City.

Recent Stoke City arrival Ramadan Sobhi hasn’t managed to make the starting XI yet, but the best is yet to come for the young Egyptian international.

Egyptian – and African – fans need to calm down and be patient; it will take time for the talented Egyptian youngster to settle in properly at Stoke City. It is only logical for a player making a move to the English Premier League without any previous European experience to be eased into action, as opposed to being thrown in right away.

Ramadan Sobhi’s performances at Al Ahly were more than enough to seal him a move to Stoke City, but not to make him an immediate starter in the Premier League. This is not due to of a lack of skill, rather, a lack of experience in Europe.

Former Spurs, West Ham and Middlesbrough striker Ahmed Hossam ‘Mido’ shared his thoughts on the situation: “The Egyptian media and fans needs to be more patient; they need to stop approaching Stoke City every now and then to ask about the exclusion of Ramadan Sobhi.”

“Any player under 21 years old needs at least one season to develop, in order to attain a starting spot at a big club like Stoke City in the English Premier League,” he added.

“People should accept the fact that he won’t be playing regularly, especially when the results are not great. This is very normal and people should only be patient.

“The pressure from the fans and the pressure from the media will only backfire and send Ramadan back to Egypt. They need to be patient and stand by him until he gets his chance,” Mido concluded.

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