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Egypt: Salah’s return won’t be rushed


The Egyptian National Team’s director Ehab Leheita said that the team isn’t rushing ’s return from injury and are working with the player to fet him fit in time.

Salah’s return date is still undetermined but Leheita had confirmed that the Liverpool winger’s participation against Uruguay is still uncertain.

The player picked up a shoulder injury after being fouled by Sergio Ramos in Liverpool’s 3-1 loss against Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League final.

Leheita spoke about the player’s chances of returning in time for ’s games in the World Cup saying that the team isn’t rushing the player’s return and are working with him step by step to get fit in time.

He also spoke about Egypt’s goals for the tournament and the team’s encounters saying, “Our goal is really big and we are only focused on ourselves and no one else,”

“The Uruguay match is the toughest as well as Russia being the host country and Saudi Arabia’s match being an Arab derby,” Leheita said. “The third match will be the most crucial match as it will determine who will qualify.”

The Egyptian NT commented on the atmosphere in the Egyptian camp and the relationship between the staff and the players.

”The camps have differed and the relationship between the staff and the players is more than perfect. The players are committed and dedicated and have different spirits for the world cup,”

He concluded by reassuring the fans that Salah is doing his best to recover with the help of his Spanish doctor and the following of Liverpool.

“The Spanish doctor is with us [at Russia] to follow with Salah as we hope to avoid any loses in the tournament.”

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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