Ex-Egypt manager slams Liverpool star Mohamed Salah for ‘lack of effort’
Mohamed Salah needs to put more effort into his performances with Egypt. That’s according to legendary former Pharaohs manager Hassan Shehata.
Salah has made 85 appearances for his country since his debut in 2010, scoring 47 goals, including two in a World Cup final, but he is yet to win a trophy with Egypt.
That has not been the case at club level, with the 30-year-old becoming one of the game’s most coveted stars after winning Premier League and Champions League glory with Liverpool.
Salah added to his collection last season as the Reds won the FA Cup and League Cup. But that double triumph came after Egypt lost February’s Africa Cup of Nations final on penalties to Senegal, taking their wait for the trophy to a 12th year.
Another heartbreak was to follow the following month as Senegal once again got the better of the Pharaohs on kicks to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar later that year.
And now Shehata, who won three consecutive AFCON titles during his tenure in charge of Egypt, has launched strong criticism of Salah, who leads the national team.