- Legendary Egypt coach, Hassan Shehata has claimed Mohamed Salah's performance for the national team has been a far cry from what he does at Liverpool
- Shehata, who won three consecutive AFCON titles with Egypt, feels that Mo Salah should provide ‘more’ since he has failed to replicate his club form with the Pharaohs
- Salah endured a disappointing stint with Egypt after missing out on World Cup qualification and losing the finals of the 2021 AFCON
Former Egypt national team head coach, Hassan Shehata believes Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah has done 'nothing' for the Pharaohs.
Shehata claims Salah, who was crowned as the PFA Players' Player of the Year in the just-ended season, has not lived up to expectations with the seven-time African champions.
“Technically, and I’m sorry to say this, but Mohamed Salah did nothing with the national team. He should have done much better than that. He must provide more when he plays for his country,” said Shehata as quoted by Egypt Independent.
A school of thought suggests, that Salah's inability to replicate his Liverpool form at the national team level stems from the low level of quality which surrounds him in Egypt.
“He should have said this to the officials here, although he is not the one who chooses the players, but he should have said that the players here are not like the players in England,” Shehata said.
Salah was subjected to harsh criticism while participating with his Egypt in the African Nations Cup especially in the first round matches and the two matches vs Senegal while qualifying for the 2022 World Cup.
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The Egyptian king won the award ahead of teammate Sadio Mane, as well as Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne, and Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo.
Salah won the Premier League Golden Boot with 23 goals, sharing the accolade with Son Heung-min. He also made 13 assists.