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Sobhi: Zamalek told me that I can’t play football

Ramadan Sobhi: Zamalek told me that I can't play football

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Egypt and Stoke City’s wonderkid Ramadan Sobhi has said that Zamalek rejected him as a youngster, claiming that he doesn’t know how to play football.

Ramadan Sobhi, who is considered by many as the biggest Egyptian prospect in world football right now, said that he went to Zamalek’s trials as a kid (although he was a red devil in his early days) just because their training ground was the nearest to his home.

The 19-year-old was rejected by the Whites before joining Al Ahly, who he made 74 appearances for them, winning two Egyptian Premier League titles as well as the 2014 CAF Confederation Cup.

“I spent two days at Zamalek’s trials, on the first day we just ran around the pitch and on the next day we played a game for three minutes which no one of the coaches has watched because they were busy drinking tea far from the pitch,” Sobhi said.

“The coach told me after that game that I don’t know how to play football, right after that I went back home devastated and then joined Al Ahly,” he added.

It’s worth mentioning that Ramadan has made eight appearances against the Whites, winning five and losing only once as well as making three assists against them.

Ramadan’s next game with Stoke will be against league leaders Chelsea at the Britannia stadium on Saturday, March 18.

Reporter at KingFut and a Broadcast Journalism senior at Misr International University.

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