Local players wins the afcon for nations than inviting the foreigners says Mohammed Abotrika
Former Egyptian top Midfielder, Mohammed Abotrika says confirmed that the success of the national team depends on the local players and the local league.
The Al-Ahly legendary midfielder admitted that he was one of the best players in the continent despite not playing for any club in Europe.
“Despite not playing in Europe in my career I considered my midfield capabilities as the best in the World. I faced so many great midfielders in the world but I came out on top. Particularly in South Africa 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup. I played against the cream of Brazil and I came on top. I played Italy and we beat them hands down with Pirlo and the rest in the same tournament.
But people will say otherwise because I never wore a Real Madrid or Manchester united Jersey.
In AFCON no one matched me in my position.
Many offers from Europe came particularly from Real Madrid but I didn’t see a need to move there and I wanted to be a first great Footballer to respect Africa and play here to show other Footballers that you can be great despite the continent you are based “