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Former Egypt boss slams Mohamed Salah for his lack of contribution to the national team

Former Egypt boss criticizes Mohamed Salah for his lack of contribution to the national team… and claims the Liverpool star ‘did nothing’ while playing for his country

  • Hassan Shehata lashed out at Salah in a sensational interview on Egyptian TV
  • Shehata punched the player for his performances for the national side
  • Egypt missed the AFCON title and qualifier for this year’s World Cup
  • Salah has scored 45 goals in 83 appearances for Egypt but has suggested he retire
  • Click here for all the latest 2022 World Cup news and updates

Former Egypt boss Hassan Shehata has sensationally claimed that Mohamed Salah has ‘done nothing’ for the national side in sharp criticism of the Liverpool star’s performance for his country.

Salah suffered a double disappointment at Egypt this year after being defeated by Senegal in the Africa Cup of Nations final in February.

Egypt then failed to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar after losing to the same opponents in a play-off, with Salah missing from the spot in the penalty shootout.

Former Egypt boss Hassan Shehata took a hit at Mohamed Salah's screenings for Egypt

Former Egypt boss Hassan Shehata took a hit at Mohamed Salah’s screenings for Egypt

The 30-year-old Liverpool star has endured a frustrating year with the Egyptian national team

The 30-year-old Liverpool star has endured a frustrating year with the Egyptian national team

The Liverpool attacker has won all four domestic trophies and the Champions League during his time at Anfield, but has been unable to match that success with Egypt.

And Shehata, who led Egypt to three consecutive AFCON titles between 2006 and 2010, believes Salah should contribute more to his national team.

“Salah is a great player, he has done so much abroad and he is one of the world’s biggest stars,” he said on TV channel Sada El-Balad.

“But he didn’t do anything for the Egyptian national team, he should have done more.”

Salah missed a penalty in Egypt's shootout defeat to Senegal in their World Cup play-off

Salah missed a penalty in Egypt’s shootout defeat to Senegal in their World Cup play-off

Salah, who has scored 45 goals for his country in 83 international matches, alluded to a farewell to international football earlier this year.

“I am honored to have played with you and I am very proud to play with you in the future whether I am with you or not,” he said.

Salah has committed to Liverpool for the coming season, but could leave when his contract expires in June 2023. The 30-year-old has been at an impasse with the club and reportedly wants to stay in the Premier League if he leaves Anfield.

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