Mohamed Salah has said the Egyptian team would try to learn from their mistakes after the Africa Cup of Nations hosts suffered an embarrassing exit from the round of 16.
The Pharaohs were billed as chief title contenders on home soil, having won three of four previous editions as hosts, but crashed out on Saturday following a shock 1-0 loss to South Africa.
The defeat came a year on from Egypt’s miserable World Cup campaign — their first appearance at the competition since 1990 — in which they failed to get out of the group stage after losing all of their matches.
The Liverpool forward who took to his Twitter handle on Sunday tweeted
“Very sad for our early exit from the Africa Cup of Nations. We were hoping to continue together till the end and offer the tournament for our loyal fans to whom I have to address a big thank you for the support we are used to from them”.
“God willing we will learn from our mistakes. I wish the best for the national team in what is to come.”