Former Egypt coach, Hassan Shehata, has slammed captain Mohamed Salah, insisting that the Liverpool forward has contributed nothing to the Pharaohs.
Salah is the most notable footballer from Egypt, having achieved every possible title with Liverpool over the past five years.
Salah’s goal-scoring brilliance puts him in the league of the best players in the world, but the 30-year-old’s record with Egypt has not convinced Shehata.
However, Shehata, who led Egypt to three consecutive African Cup of Nations (AFCON) titles and stepped down months before Salah’s debut, feels the attacker should have done more.
Speaking to Egypt Independent, Shehata said (via Goal): “Technically, and I’m sorry to say this, but Mohamed Salah [has done] nothing with the national team. He should have done much better than that. He must provide more when he plays for his country.”
He added: “He should have said this to the officials here. Although he is not the one who chooses the players, he should have said that the players here are not like the players in England. Therefore, the coaches have to find a way to open the space for Salah. We must find players to help him appear properly on the pitch.”