Bassem Morsy: Ghana match is just like any other
The Pharaohs will host Ghana at the Borg El-Arab Stadium on Sunday in the second round of the 2018 World Cup qualification as Egypt will be looking to beat the Black Stars, their main Group E rivals, and widen the gap to five points.
The Zamalek striker, who is part of Egypt’s squad for the game, said that although the Pharaohs hope to win, the match should still be treated like any other. He explained that if Egypt want to reach the World Cup, they shouldn’t care about the name of their opponent.
“We are all doing our best to win this match, however it’s just like any other game,” Morsy told BeIN Sports satellite channel on Thursday.
Egyptian and Ghanaian media outlets have been closely following the preparations for the game that holds significant importance for both sides.
Egypt, currently on top of Group E after defeating Congo in the first round, want to beat Ghana and take a step closer towards making their first World Cup appearance since 1990. Meanwhile, the Black Stars need to get a positive result in Alexandria after their disappointing draw with Uganda at home.
The 24-year-old striker revealed that getting his name on the scoresheet is not important as long as the team manage to win the match.
“I’m willing to remain goalless for a year, but the most important thing is winning the match. I could provide assists for Salah or Trezeguet or it could be the other way around as long as it helps the team achieve victory,” Morsy added.
Regarding his future with the White Castle, Morsy revealed that he’s ready to renew his contract, which expires on June 2017, explaining that the renewal talks were postponed due to the busy schedule.
“I was supposed to renew my contract earlier but the busy schedule – the CAF Champions League final and Ghana’s game – delayed it,” Morsy said.
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