Mohamed Salah believes Egypt can advance in World Cup
Egypt international Mohamed Salah believes the Pharaohs can make it to the second round of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
The 25-year-old winger, who has been in an incredible form with Liverpool this season, guided the Pharaohs to the World Cup for the first time in 28 years after scoring five goals and assisting two in Egypt’s qualifying campaign.
“We can advance in the World Cup. The team has young players who want to give it their all. In addition, to the older players have big experiences,” Salah said in a press conference on Sunday.
Egypt were drawn in Group A alongside hosts Russia, Saudi Arabia and Uruguay. They’ll kick off their campaign against Uruguay on 15 June, before facing Russia on the 19th. They’ll play their final group match game against Saudi Arabia on June 25.
“The current generation reached the final of the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon at our first attempt. The same thing happened in the African qualifiers for the World Cup. This generation will do their best to make the fans happy in the World Cup.
Salah played a key role in Egypt’s Africa Cup of Nations campaign, which was held early in 2017. He guided the Pharaohs to the final game, which they lost 2-1 to Cameroon.
“I have many goals that I want to achieve. I don’t want to talk about the possibility of winning the Player of the Year award but setting big goals make me work to achieve them and set new goals,” Salah added.
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