'We will try to get the most out of the game against Belgium,' says Pharaohs star Zizo

Ahram Online , Thursday 17 Nov 2022

Zizo, the Egyptian national team star winger, said he hopes that the Pharaohs aim to enjoy the match and present a good performance in the friendly against Belgium on Friday.

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Mohamed Afsha Magdy and Ahmed Zizo Sayed in The Egyptian national team training. Photo: EFA official Facebook account


“We're going to try to get the most out of the game.” Ahmed “Zizo” Sayed said in statements to a television program on Wednesday ahead of playing the world's number two team tomorrow in Kuwait.

“The match is against a big team that includes players playing in the best clubs in the world. Coach Vitoria takes every match very seriously. Even in the Niger and Liberia matches, we took them very seriously,” the 26-year-old Zamalek star added.

Belgium meets Egypt as the Red Devils in their final rehearsal for the World Cup that starts on Sunday.

Meanwhile, the Pharaohs enter the game looking to test their skills against a tough opponent like Belgium who came second in October FIFA ranking.

Egypt last met Belgium in a World Cup warm-up in 2018 when they lost to the European heavyweights 0-3 in a one-sided affair.

Meanwhile, Mohamed “Afsha” Magdi, the Egyptian national team playmaker, said he believes that the match against Belgium will be an important indicator of the Pharaoh's progress.

“The match is important to us even if it is a friendly one. It will show your personality and reveal to you how much progress you have made as a team. Every player will test their own progress on the pitch,” Afsha said.

“We hope to play a big match. Yes, Belgium is a big team, but we are Egypt team and we must eye victory,” Afsha said.

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