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Egypt’s Zidan will not 'celebrate' goals against former club Dortmund

On-form Mainz striker Mohamed Zidan aims to break records with a fifth successive goal against Dortmund but will not celebrate 'out of respect' for his former team-mates and coach, he says

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Saturday 3 Mar 2012
Mohamed Zidan
Mohamed Zidan
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Egypt and Mainz striker Mohamed Zidan has insisted that he will not celebrate if he scores today against his former club Borussia Dortmund in the German Bundesliga.

The Pharaohs hitman made an impressive start to his third stint with Mainz after rejoining them on loan from Dortmund in January, scoring once in each of his four appearances. However, today he will have mixed feelings if he reached the net again.

“I would not really celebrate. I have far too much respect for this club, [coach] Jurgen Klopp, my former team-mates and the fans,” he told a press conference a head of the match.

Zidan, who decided to leave Dortmund in search of more regular first-team football, aims to become the first player to score in his first five games for a new club since Stuttgart striker Fredi Bobic in 1994.

“I am a professional and I am currently on a roll in terms of scoring goals," he said. "I know how to do my job,” concluded the 30-year-old Egypt striker.

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