Friday 14 January 2022
The former Zamalek and national team player, Ashraf Kassem, said that he was not convinced of the options of the Portuguese coach, Carlos Queiroz, besides hiring players on the field.
Qassem added, in exclusive statements to Yallakora: “From the beginning, the players’ choices are not convincing, the formations are strange, and the recruitment of players on the field is not convincing. In the Arab Cup, we were not in a good condition, but the situation continued to reach the Nations Cup. I think that Queiroz is stubborn and does not listen to anyone .. Why is he employed?” A player out of position?”
And the former Zamalek and national team player continued: “We were surprised by a strange formation against Nigeria. I expected that Mohamed Salah and Mustafa Mohamed would change their positions after the start of the match, and it did not happen. Why did Abdullah Al-Saeed join him and not involve him? .. We must rely on a playmaker. 4-2-3-1 is the most appropriate way for us..I do not know what Queiroz does..Yes, it is a big name, but I will not evaluate it from what it was before, but I will evaluate it on what he does now.”
Qassem concluded his statements by saying: “Nigeria’s goal came from a mistake from Hegazy at the beginning, and after that the winch did not deal well with the attacker and gave him space to pay. .
Qassem suggested a formation for the Egyptian national team against Equatorial Guinea, as follows:
Goalkeeper: Mohamed El-Shennawy.
Defense lines: Ahmed Sayed “Zizou”, Ahmed Hegazy, Mahmoud Hamdi “Al Wensh”, Ashraf Ayman.
The main players: Hamdi Fathi and Mohamed Elneny.
Advanced midfield: Mohamed Salah, Abdullah Al-Saeed, Mahmoud Hassan “Trezeguet”.
Attacker: Mostafa Mohamed.