Abdallah El-Said: I enjoyed my time with KuPS
Egypt international and Al Ahly loanee Abdallah El-Said spoke about his overall experience with Finnish side Kuopion Palloseura during his short spell, what he is aiming for during the World Cup and sent a message to Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah.
Abdallah El-Said’s loan spell officially ended after his team’s match against IFK Mariehamn on Friday in which he remained on the bench. The 32-year-old playmaker made a total of six appearances with the club since his move in which he made two assists.
“I really enjoyed my time with KuPS and enjoyed training with coach Jani Honkavaara,” the player said in a final interview aired on the club’s official channel.
“I learned a lot when it came to tactics because I had a role in the defensive line,” he added. “I did not play a lot in such a position before and this helped me gain a lot of experience.”
El-Said also commented on the team’s last match by saying that he thinks the team performed well despite conceding first.
“We managed to turn the tables right away, dominated the game and had a lot of chances to score,” he explained. “We could have scored more than two goals, but we wasted too many chances.”
El-Said is a key player for Egypt national team coach Hector Cuper and was vital in helping Egypt reach the World Cup for the first time in almost three decades. He was the only playmaker to be named in the preliminary ahead of the World Cup.
“I hope we give our best during the World Cup,” the former Ismaily midfielder said. “The World Cup is the most important tournament in the world and it has been a long time since we last played in it, because of that I wish we give our best efforts.”
When asked about a message he would send to teammate Mohamed Salah about KuPS, El-Said said: “I would tell him that I enjoyed my experience in Finland very much.”
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