The former Huddersfield Town forward has revealed why the Pharaohs could not overcome the South Americans’ hurdle on Sunday
Ramadan Sobhi revealed why Egypt lost to the 2020 Tokyo Men’s Olympics against Argentina on Sunday.
After a 0-0 draw with Spain in their first match, the Pharaohs hoped to record their first victory against the South Americans.
However, Shawky Gharib’s team bowed 1-0 with the 52-minute onslaught of Facundo Medina that decided the highly contested match in the Sapporo Dome.
Although The Albicelestes dominated the ball possession, the North Africans did not lack chances, although they could not let it count.
In his assessment after the match, the former Stoke City and Huddersfield Town forward blamed his teammates for the result. Even then, he claims that all hope is not lost.
“I know Egyptian fans expected more from us, but the journey is not over yet,” Sobhi told media Kingfut.
“We have not lost hope and everyone knows that this generation of players will never do it.
“We did our best, but we could not achieve the victory. We were better and we had several chances, but unfortunately we could not turn it into goals.
‘Our next match is against Australia; we will study it and we will prepare for the match. We will give everything we have to qualify in the quarterfinals.
“As players, of course we are all sad now, but the only thing we can do is concentrate on our next game to make up for today’s loss. I promise we will do everything to make Egyptians proud.”
In the same vein, captain Ahmed Hegazi expressed his displeasure with the result, claiming that Egypt played better.
“We are very sad about the result because today’s performance was better than the first game,” he said.
“We tried to equalize after conceding the goal, and in the second half we were the better side.
“We had to take advantage of the opportunities we had in the first half.
‘Even in the second half we had chances, but they took advantage of the only chance they got. The result is completely unsatisfactory. ”
If Egypt were to beat Australia in their last match at Miyagi Stadium on Wednesday, they stand a chance to scale through.