Abdallah El-Said: I would’ve done the same If I could go back in time
Egypt international midfielder Abdallah El-Said has insisted he’d have made the same decisions he’d taken last summer if he could go back in time, believing it’s part of his job.
El-Said was at the center of controversy last summer after the 32-year-old refused to renew his contract with Al Ahly, who rejected his financial demands, and agreed contract terms with arch-rivals Zamalek, before changing his mind back and deciding to continue with the Red Devils.
However, the club’s board decided to put El-Said on the transfer-list, allowing the player to join Finnish side Kuopion Palloseura on a two-month loan, before selling him to Saudi side Ahli Jeddah last summer.
“If I could go back in time, I’d have taken the same decisions, this is my profession. I don’t need to find excuses for what I have done,” Abdallah El-Said told Pyramids TV.
“In every place I have been in, I have always been doing my best for the sake of the club. I have never been selfish and never played for my fame or reputation.
“I have requested few things, with a lot of respect and without causing any problems, and when they were rejected it was my right to look for my benefits elsewhere.
“This my duty towards my family. I don’t want to feel guilty of dereliction of my duty towards them. I work hard in order to benefit financially and I don’t think this could disgrace me,” El-Said added.
He is also yet to feature for the Saudi side, unlike Mohamed Abdel-Shafy who started in the club’s opening league game of the season.
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