Aston Villa and Egypt’s forward Mahmoud “Trezeguet” Hassan said the Pharaohs’ target is to clinch the long-awaited title of the Africa Cup of Nations 2021.
The Egyptian national team defeated Togo 3-1 on Tuesday in the fourth round of AFCON qualifiers, inching closer to secure their seat in the main draw, after reaching the eighth point to share the lead of Group G with Comoros.
The 26-year-old winger, who scored Egypt’s third goal in Tuesday’s game, said the Pharaohs are aiming high. “Our target is not only to qualify for the AFCON. We want to win the title to make Egyptians happy,” Trezeguet told ON Time Sports TV Channel.
“We do our best in each game to achieve victory despite the tough conditions. We entered the game determined to win,” he added.
Egypt were missing many key players in the game against Togo, most notably Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah and Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny who had both tested positive for COVID-19.
“We gave a better performance in the away game than in Cairo. We hope our performance improves in the coming period,” he concluded.