Egypt has been providing the footballing world with some remarkable talents over the past couple of years. The likes of Mohammad Salah, Elneny and Ramadan Sobhi are all currently playing for some of the biggest clubs in world football. A new name that may soon join this list is Mahmoud Hassan, who is commonly known as “Trezeguet” after the famous French striker.
The 22-year-old was a part of the Egyptian team that finished as runner-ups in 2017’s AFCON. Currently playing for Excel Mouscron on loan from Anderlecht in the Belgian Pro League, he has 4 goals and 4 assists in 19 appearances.
Predominantly a left winger, Mahmoud is blessed with explosive pace and stamina which was evident from the fact that he ran more than any other Egyptian player in the AFCON.
And according to the most reliable of Egyptian football sites, filgoal.com, Liverpool have emerged as the frontrunner in acquiring his services and have talked with the player’s representatives about the same.
The Merseyside outfit prefers to bring in young talent and shape them into future superstars, and Mahmoud seems to be their next potential target.
The Reds also have a pretty good experience in case of African nationals recently, with players like Sadio Mane and Joel Matip easily adapting to the pace and physicality of English football and becoming an integral part of the starting XI.
The FA Cup fixture last night provided Spurs a chance for them to get their form back on track with a visit to fellow London club Fulham and as many expected, they saw them off quite comfortably.
The 3-0 win saw Harry Kane shine again, as the England man netted a hat-trick to ensure his side made it through to the quarterfinals of the tournament. However, whilst the striker stole the headlines, it must be noted that it was an all-round good performance from the side.
A large part of Spurs good play was down to Harry Winks, who kept things tidy in midfield. The young Englishman has done well whenever he has gotten a chance to play this season and was also involved in the build-up to Spurs’ second goal yesterday.
The youngster who has been heavily compared with former Spurs man Luka Modric controlled the temp of the play with a neat little turn and turned on the attack with a neat pass to free Kieran Tripper on the right wing.
Check out the moment below:
Crystal Palace’s planned training camp trip to Dubai was cancelled following concerns of possible averse reactions from fans, but this hasn’t stopped Mamadou Sakho from pursuing a vacation with his wife to the middle eastern city.
The Frenchman is currently at Palace on a loan deal from Liverpool, and while he is yet to make his debut at his new home, Sakho’s Dubai trip helped him take advantage of his side’s extended break due to the FA Cup weekend.
After facing a UEFA suspension for using fat-burning pills and eventually falling out with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp during a pre-season tour, the defender was persuaded to temporarily try his luck under Sam Allardyce.
In the picture (via Twitter) below that befits the player’s credentials, Sakho with his wife can be seen holding a baby lion alongside Arabic teen internet sensation Money Kicks and popular entrepreneur Omar Al Busaidy.
Chelsea’s good run of form continued with a 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers in the FA Cup. The Blues have looked like a well-oiled machine under Antonio Conte this season and will now take on Manchester United in the quarterfinals in what is an eagerly anticipated match.
The match against Wolves also marked the 100th Chelsea start for one Cesc Fabregas. The Spaniard hasn’t featured as regularly as he might have liked this season, but he’s still been an integral player whenever called upon, doing his best to aid the cause of the team.
A large part of this is down to the fact that he clearly cares about the club and a quick look at his social media activity is enough to convey that as well.
See the proof of Cesc’s commitment to Chelsea here:
Manchester United’s win against Blackburn Rovers last evening wasn’t really a proverbial walk in the park.
Mourinho’s men struggled initially and conceded first to a Danny Graham goal in the 17th minute, but United managed to equalize the score with Marcus Rashford’s strike ten minutes later, and super substitute Zlatan Ibrahimovic sealed the win for his side in the 75th minute.
While the early goal was an impressive achievement for the struggling home side, first-half performance was a big point of concern for the visitors.
And although Michael Carrick was handed the captain’s arm band, it was midfielder Ander Herrera who stepped up to the role of leadership, showing strong indications of a potential future as Manchester United’s captain.
Giving a pep talk to team-mates in the tunnels during the break just before the second half, Herrera can be heard saying, “Come on! It’s going to be difficult… 45 minutes. Come on!”
The moment comes around 4 min 18 second mark in the video below!
For young Celtic fan Ollie Leonard, his team’s 2-0 win over Motherwell last Saturday would have meant a great weekend in itself, but the boy instead ended up getting something that he will cherish forever.
When Ollie’s dad Robert Leonard bumped into Celtic’s Moussa Dembele in a popular restaurant last week, he told the Frenchman about how much his son admired him and that he was his favourite player.
During the conversation, the striker asked Robert to give him his phone number, and his agent later messaged the father enquiring if Ollie could meet him at the stadium’s reception after the full-time whistle.
Sticking true to his word, Dembele not only met his young fan, but even gifted him a signed ball, a match programme and a photograph to capture the moment forever.
Courtesy of Robert’s mate and Twitter user @BigDoc87, check out the picture of Dembele’s class gesture below –
The 2015-16 season was a horror show for Newcastle United and even the high profile appointment of Rafa Benitez could not prevent them from being condemned to relegation.
But Benitez’s decision to continue managing Newcastle even in the Championship had an extremely positive effect on the mood in the stands.
His decision to stick with the Magpies in the second tier and then his subsequent success, with the Toons on course to gain automatic promotion and within a good chance to win the championship this season, has elevated him to a cult hero status amongst the Newcastle fans.
And hence, in an epic show of respect, Newcastle fans have planned to unfurl a massive flag of the manager during the Aston Villa game tonight.
This initiative was taken by Gallowgate Flags, a Newcastle United fans movement to rebuilt a special atmosphere in St. James Park, and show support to their team through visually stunning displays.
Check out the flag below!