Egypt claimed a 1-3 defeat of Russia in their second Group A 2018 World Cup tie at Saint-Petersburg Stadium, Saint-Petersburg on Wednesday (20/06/2018). Coach Hector Cuper has played Salah since the start in the game.
The obligation to win the game in order to keep up with the next round makes Cuper play the player, who scored 44 goals with Liverpool, it’s from the beginning. One occupies the right side of the Egyptian attack. When Egypt lost to Uruguay, Salah merely became a spectator.
One failed to meet the high expectations charged, although he was able to score goals through the white point. In the first half, Salah muffled. One of the most outfield Egyptian players touched the ball, Opta launched the data that the Liverpool player was only 19 times a touch.
Throughout the game, Salah made four shots, two off targets, one blocked, and one scored, and even then printed through the white dot in the data reported by Whoscored. Salah’s goal was also the only shot on Egypt’s target to the Russian goal.
One does not add to Egyptian creativity. There are only two keypasses released by Salah throughout the game, so there are not many opportunities created by Egypt.
Egypt is now threatened to become the first African team to be knocked out of the 2018 World Cup. It will happen if Uruguay succeed in winning over Saudi Arabia in the other Group A matches.
“Crucially, a vital player for the squad, he is the main reference, he is injured and we are worried We know that he recovers on time, that would be a good thing,” Cuper told Sky Sports.
“One thing I am sad about is I would love to see his presence at the training ground with the team.”
“It’s hard to say what happens if he’s in top form, but I always say that behind one or two brilliant players, there’s always a team,” he added.