Mohamed Salah after the Senegal match.© AFP
Mohamed Salah has raised doubts about his future with the Egyptian national team following their failure to qualify for the World Cup. In comments to his team in a video published by Egypt’s youth and sports ministry, the Liverpool striker said how proud he was of the team, “whether I’m here or not”. The Pharoahs lost to Senegal in a penalty shootout on Tuesday. The video showed Salah talking to his teammates in the locker room after their severe defeat, saying: “I told the players yesterday (before the game) that I was proud to play with them, and they are among the best I have ever played. With.”
“There’s not much to say, but it’s an honor to play with you, whether I’m here or not.”
Wrong comments were interpreted as a signal he might be ready to retire from international football.
The 29 -year -old began his career with the Egyptian national team in 2011.
One of his outstanding achievements was scoring a last -minute goal in the 2017 World Cup qualifier against Congo, thus sending Egypt to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
On Tuesday, Salah accidentally took a penalty kick over the crossbar in a play -off with Senegal.
It was the second time in two months the Pharoahs lost to Senegal after the Lions of Teranga beat them in the African Nations Cup final in February, in a match that also ended in a penalty shootout.
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