The Pharaohs’ reliance on the Liverpool superstar will only harm their chances of claiming an eighth African title.
Mohamed Salah’s words before Egypt’s Round of 16 encounter with the Ivory Coast were particularly clear-cut
The Liverpool superstar emphasised the need for the team to be at the forefront and centre of Africa Cup of Nations conversations, rather than any one individual.
“If you love Egypt and the Egyptian national team, you should support the team and not a specific player,” Salah said before the Pharaohs played the Elephants.
“You harm the player and make him feel that he’s more important than the team, and this is not true. There is no player more important than the team, whether it’s me or anyone else.