‘We will have to use this match against Mozambique’
Following their 2-2 draw against Mozambique, Egypt’s head coach, Rui Vitoria, says their opponents gave them a lot of tactical problems, and they were up against a team with a good midfield.
The seven-time African champions narrowly escaped defeat after a spirited Mozambique side almost edged them. However, they were unlucky to have Mohamed Salah convert from the spot to snatch a late draw.
“Mozambique has a solid team; I said it before meeting them, which happened today. They gave us a lot of tactical problems with this low pack. This team has excellent elements in midfield. They found gaps in us and took advantage of it, ” said the coach.
Regarding their defensive errors, Vitoria said they would need to urgently work on these as they would be severely punished against teams like Ghana if they were unprepared.
“It’s going to be a different story. We will have to reduce the spaces and be more concentrated because the slightest mistake is paid dearly against an experienced team like Ghana.”
The Pharaohs meet the Black Stars of Ghana on Thursday,18 January 18, at 20h00 GMT at the Felix Houphouët Boigny stadium in Abidjan.