El-Hadary ‘proud’ of being part of this generation, apologizes for results
Essam El-Hadary has revealed his pride at being part of this generation of Egyptian players and has apologized for the World Cup results.
The 45-year-old made history with his appearance against Saudi Arabia, becoming the oldest player to play at a World Cup and the oldest goalkeeper to save a penalty in the competition.
He broke the record held by Faryd Mondragon who represented his Colombia against Japan in the Brazil 2014 competition at the age of 43 years and 3 days.
However, Egypt were eliminated from the World Cup with zero points and El-Hadary took to social media to apologize for the Pharaohs’ results in Russia.
“I played with many generations during my journey,” El-Hadary posted on Twitter.
“I am proud of being part of this generation of players and coaching staff, who helped us achieve 100 million Egyptians’ dream, and my own, of taking part in the World Cup after 28 years.
“I am sorry about the results, but I’m still proud of being part of this group of players,” he added.
Ismaily have announced today the return of El-Hadary to the team once again following the departure of their first-choice keeper Mohamed Awad to Saudi side Al Wehda on loan.
The 45-years-old goalkeeper is still not thinking about hanging up his boots this season and is up for another challenge.
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