KSA Legend Saeed Al-Owairan expects Mohamed Salah to shine in World Cup
Former Saudi international and Asia legend Saeed Al-Owairan said that Egypt national team winger Mohamed Salah will be able to continue to perform greatly next summer in the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Al-Owairan, who is still remembered for his famous goal in 1994 FIFA World Cup against Belgium, praised Liverpool’s winger for his stunning form with the Reds. Salah became a key player as he scored a total of 31 goals and provided 11 assists across all competitions with Liverpool since he joined the club in the summer of 2017.
“I’m an optimist and we have enough time to prepare properly for the World Cup,” Al-Owairan said. “We have some clever players like Mohamed Salah who has shown some excellent performances with Liverpool, and many other players who are top professionals.”
The 1994 Asian Player of the Year said that he expects Arab teams to perform well in Russia and that the championship will be a great opportunity for Arab players to increase their value and their reputations.
It is worth mentioning that Saudi Arabia are in Group A of the World Cup with Egypt, Uruguay and hosts, Russia. They will take on the hosts in the opening game on the 14th of June.
“I think our group is great with Egypt and Russia and the result in our opening game will determine our future,” he said. “We know that the beginning is always hard but we have to make a draw at least, and why not a win.”
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