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Salah Comments On Egypt's Afcon Failure

After Egypt were knocked out of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations by Bafana Bafana, Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah has given his thoughts as to where they went wrong, and also addressed the idea of international retirement.

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Going into their round of 16 clash with South Africa as favorites, the Pharaohs struggled to meet expectations as they lost 1-0 to Bafana after Thembinkosi Lorch scored a late winner.

Speaking on their Afcon disappointment a month and a half later, Salah believes the pressure from the jam-packed home stadiums might have been too much for the team to handle.

"It's too much pressure, 80 000 in the stadium, I think, or 70 000, for each game," he told CNN.

"The players feel the pressure and we didn't perform at the top level, honestly.

"So I'm not talking about the players and hiding myself, but as a team we didn't perform well."

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Salah was also asked about the idea of hanging up his international boots due to his previous problems with the Egyptian FA.

"I love this country from my heart," he added.

"It's always in my mind. Something pushed me forward to perform, to be iconic for the kids, to be like a dream for the kids to one day be like me.

"I want to be that person, so to just retire from the national team is huge for me."

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Salah has scored 41 goals and assisted a further 22 strikes in 67 matches for his national team.

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