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​Egypt coach Cuper declares: We're not just Salah

Egypt coach Hector Cuper is going to great lengths to make it clear that his side is more than just Mohamed Salah ahead of the World Cup.

There are doubts about whether Salah will be ready to start the first game for his country in the upcoming tournament.

And Cuper does not want fans to think the team are solely relying on Salah to provide the creativity and goals they need to progress to the knockout stages.

"We're not Mohamed Salah's national team, this team has many players who cooperate with each other to reach the best results," Cuper told MBC Masr TV channel.

"Egypt is lucky that this generation has one of the best players in the world but our tactics don't solely revolve around him.

"Argentina also has Lionel Messi, can we tell them not to play him? This doesn't happen.

"I understand that the fans sometimes prefer things to be done in a different way and like when Salah performs well, a goalkeeper or a defender can save us from a dangerous opportunity and there is a midfielder that can run a lot for the benefit of the team.

"The most important thing is that the team finds a good balance in its performance."

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