Ahmed Ayoub, the general coach of the first Egyptian national team, revealed the reason behind not pushing Mustafa Mohamed and relying on Mohamed Sherif in the attack during the confrontation with the Comoros in the match that brought them together Monday evening at the Cairo International Stadium, as part of the qualifiers for the African Nations Championship, which ended with the victory of the Pharaohs by four goals Without response.
Ayoub explained during his statements to “Evening On” on the “On Time Sports 2” screen that the technical staff led by Hossam El-Badry preferred to rely on speeds to put pressure on the defense of the Comoros Islands, which led to a preference for reliance on Mohamed Sharif.
Regarding the failure to give Mohamed Salah a rest during the Comoros match, the national coach confirmed that Salah is one of the main pillars of the team, and the technical staff preferred to give him the full match to compensate for the lack of friendly confrontations that the team wages, with the short period of the camps.
Ayoub confirmed that the national team closely followed all the Egyptian League players, and chose the best of them to serve the team’s plan in the current period, pointing out that he admires the level of Muhammad Ibrahim, the Ceramica playmaker, stressing that it can be relied upon in the next stage.
The coach of the national team talked about the crisis of the national captaincy, stressing that there is no crisis in this matter, as evidenced by Muhammad Al-Nani giving the badge to Mohamed Salah, which is something between the players and each other and the technical staff has not entered into it, revealing the order of the badge in the team, which is as follows: Ahmed Hegazy, Mohamed El-Nany and Mohamed Salah.
Ahmed Ayoub also revealed the order of the players in paying penalty kicks in the national team matches, saying: “The technical staff in the last match placed Mohamed Salah number one, and after him Muhammad Magdy Afsha.”