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Abdallah El-Said: I would’ve done the same If I could go back in time

Abdallah El-Said: I would've done the same If I could go back in time

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Egypt international midfielder 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.

Abdallah El Said


“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.

Abdallah El-Said was omitted from the latest Egypt squad that will face Niger, and was also excluded from Al Ahli foreign player list for the Arab Club Champions Cup.

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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  1. Mohamad

    September 7, 2018 at 1:05 PM

    After your performance in the world cup you need to shut up. You were by far the worst player on the field in all games, you just stood there doing nothing yoy are the reason russia over ran us in midfield

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