Pitso Mosimane has questioned Mohamed Salah’s role for the Egyptian national team after he featured as a striker.
The Pharaohs have qualified for the knockout stages of the African Cup of Nations despite only scoring two goals so far.
Some in Egypt have suggested that the lack of goals goes in hand with Carlos Queiroz playing Salah as a striker rather than on the right-wing, instead, he should feature as an attacking midfielder to spark Egypt’s attacks.
However, Mosimane believes that switching Salah into a deeper role will not solve Egypt’s issues.
“It’s difficult to put Salah in Abdallah El-Said or Mohamed Elneny’s position, he’s never done it before, not even at Basel or Roma,” he said on MBC Egypt, as per Kingfut.
“I tried changing some players’ positions in my team, but some were just upset about it, and they told me they can’t perform well in their new roles.
“I respect that because it means they are telling the truth. Some other times it works, Hamdi Fathi for example, he played as a centre-back and he did it really well.”
Egypt will now face the winner Group E in their round of 16 clash.