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Egypt goalkeeping coach Ahmed Nagy praises El-Shenawy after national team debut

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Egyptian national team goalkeeping coach hailed who put a solid performance against in spite of the Pharaohs’ defeat.

Al Ahly goalkeeper El-Shenawy made his national team debut on Friday in Egypt’s 2-1 loss against Portugal after the Pharaohs failed to maintain a one-goal lead and were defeated in the final minutes of the game.

Nagy praised the 29-year-old goalkeeper saying he played a good match and wished that had come out with a win.

READ | Ahmed Hassan ‘Kouka’ believes result against Portugal unfair. 

“He [Shenawy] started the match because he deserved it. I wished he could have kept a clean sheet in his first game, of course. He put on a good performance overall,” Nagy told ON Sport.

“We played a good game against the European Champions and no one slacked in the match.

Despite his blunder in the first-half after giving Portugal an indirect freekick inside the box after handling Ahmed Fathi’s backpass in the first half, El-Shennawy provided a string of saves in the second half from Cristiano Ronaldo and Andre Gomes to keep the Pharaohs up before Ronaldo scored a quick-fire last-gasp double.

“We have a new friendly that we want to prove in that we are a strong side through a great performance,” Nagy concluded.

Egypt is set to face Greece on Tuesday the 27th of March at Stadion Letzigrund at Switzerland.

 

 

Youssef Wael is a massive Al Ahly and Manchester United supporter from Cairo, Egypt. One of the few Egyptians who never really wanted to have a career in football, just played it as a hobby. Wael also played squash for 7 years.

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