Mohamed Salah and his agent hit back at critics who questioned his commitment to Egypt
Posted by  badge Boss on Jan 26
Mo Salah has left the Egypt camp to get treatment for his hamstring injury (Photo: Getty)

has hit back at those who questioned his commitment to Egypt after he returned to Liverpool to recover from his hamstring injury.

After , it has been revealed that Salah’s injury is worse than first feared.

The winger is likely to be sidelined for three weeks, which could allow him to play in the final should Egypt progress that far.

However, the decision for the 31-year-old to fly back to Anfield to undergo treatment has been criticised, who accused the current Egypt captain of ‘plotting his departure’ from the tournament.

Egypt manager , with the Reds boss subsequently launching a passionate defence of his star player.

Salah has now broken his silence on the matter, posting on Twitter: ‘Yesterday I started the treatment and rehabilitation program and I will do everything possible to be ready as soon as possible and return to the national team as was agreed upon from the beginning.

‘I also love it [] and its people.’

Salah finished the statement with the words ‘try harder’, seemingly a dig at his critics.

The player’s agent Ramy Abbass Issa was less polite to the detractors, launching a scathing attack on what he called ‘hyperventilating influencers’.

‘The same individuals and “influencers” who get weak in the knees when they happen to bump into Mohamed in person and beg for “follows” or selfies, tried to capitalise on an unfortunate injury and questioned Mohamed’s commitment to his country,’ Issa tweeted.

‘They did this looking for fame, clicks and “likes”. I want to thank those who did the honourable thing and pointed out how ridiculous and cheap that was. I took names. In both cases. 

‘Most importantly, to the vast majority of you, who support Mohamed, my message to you is not to worry, because your global icon, the one you helped create, is already too big to be brought down by social media. 

‘No hyperventilating or foaming-in-the-mouth “influencer” is going to change that.’

Egypt are set to take on DR Congo in the AFCON round-of-16 on Sunday.


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