Manuel Jose: Ramadan Sobhi and Trezeguet left too early
Jose talked about both players and why they struggled to show their true potential during their time in Europe.
“The timing of Ramadan Sobhi and Trezeguet’s departure was wrong,” Jose told Sada El Balad TV channel.
“Both of them weren’t ready to go to Europe and especially not the Premier League.
“Ramadan and Trezeguet should’ve stayed in Al Ahly a bit longer to implement themselves in the Al Ahly starting eleven,” he added.
Ramadan Sobhi left Al Ahly in 2016 to join Stoke City and played a total of 46 games across all competitions before joining Huddersfield Town during the 2018/2019 summer transfer window.
As for Trezeguet he joined Belgium giants Anderlecht in 2015 before joining Turkish side Kasimpasa on loan during the 2017/2018 season where he had a respectable season scoring 16 goals and assisting eight in 33 games.
“Not all players have the mental strength to play in a foreign country. And that’s what makes Salah different from Ramadan and Trezeguet,” he continued.
“I wanted to sign Salah and we actually did but the deal fell through because the Arab Contractors weren’t relegated.
“The EFA decided to cancel all relegations so the Arab Contractors stayed in the league and their president at the time told Hassan Hamdy that he won’t sell any players and from there Salah joined FC Basel.
“If Salah had joined Al Ahly it would’ve been very hard for him to join a foreign team.
“Salah is mentally prepared unlike Ramadan Sobhi and most Egyptian players, he’s a great player.
“Salah had a great season and he would’ve continued but his injury in the Champions League final didn’t allow him.
“If Salah would’ve played against Uruguay, Egypt would’ve won. Salah could’ve made the difference against them.
“Does anyone have a doubt about Salah abilities or his worthiness to be among the best three players in the world? He deserves it.
“He helped Liverpool and scored a lot of important goals and was the Premier League’s top goalscorer which is a very difficult league. Him being among the top three best players is justice,” he concluded.
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