Omar Gaber speaks out on relationship with Salah, World Cup ambitions
Omar Gaber made his MLS debut with his new club Los Angeles FC in their 2-0 win against Ali Ghazal’s Vancouver Whitecaps after coming on as a substitute in the game’s final minutes.
Gaber is currently back under former Egypt national team coach, Bob Bradley, who back in 2011 brought up Gaber and Mohamed Salah to the first team and gave them their international debut against Sierra Leone.
“I was so happy. It was my first game, of course, and we won the game away, so it was a great feeling,” Gaber revealed after making his LAFC debut.
And when asked about his relationship with Salah, Gaber Said: “Mr. Bob Bradley was the first coach who chose us to play in the first team, before that we were playing in the youth national team together.
“For sure, he’s a great player, but maybe for most people who know him as a person, know he’s a great person as well, he’s so humble, he’s so kind, I like him so much. He’s my brother.
“[Salah] is on fire now, I hope that he will continue like this and will be the best player in the world,” he added.
The former Zamalek and FC Basel defender played only three 2018 World Cup qualifiers and has always struggled to break into the first team, however, he has high hopes that he will be with the Pharaohs in the upcoming World Cup.
“If anyone represents his national team, it’s a point of pride. I will fight in the training and the next games to be with the national team in Russia,” the 26-year-old said.
“For the Egyptian people it’s a great feeling that we qualified after 28 years, I hope I will be with them,” Gaber concluded.
Gaber ‘s LAFC are currently fourth in the Western Conference and their next league game will be against Montreal Impact away from home on Saturday, April 21.
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