Ramez Haftallah: I refused to represent Morocco for the sake of Egypt..and I dream of overcoming what Mohamed Salah has achieved

Ramez Hefzallah, a player for the English club Melloul and the Egyptian youth team, revealed the scenes of the naturalization crisis regarding the representation of the Pharaohs and Morocco.

God save the 18-year-old, born in England to an Egyptian father and a Moroccan mother, and had the right to represent Egypt, Morocco and England, but he chose to play for the Pharaohs in the end.

Hefzallah said in statements to the “Box to Box” program on the “etc” satellite channel: “I have never refused to represent the Egyptian national team. Millwall because he wanted to make sure I was safe on the flight.”

He added, “I love the Egyptian people very much, and I did not feel that I was a stranger among them when I played with the youth team against Slovakia, and I was happy to be in the camp, and my colleagues loved me so much and so did I.”

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Regarding his encouragement of Al-Ahly or Zamalek, he said: “I do not prefer one team over another, I encourage the duo, they are two big teams, my father is a fanatic, and my Moroccan mother encourages hope at the expense of Wydad.”

He continued: “I am very happy to wear the Egyptian national team shirt with Mahmoud Jaber, the wonderful coach of the youth team, and my colleagues who have great potential.”

When asked about Mohamed Salah, he replied: “He is the greatest Egyptian player ever, but I have a big dream to surpass what he has achieved.”

He continued: “Playing at the big European levels is my dream, whether Liverpool, Arsenal or others. I want to play here in London, and I honor Egyptians like Mohamed Salah.”

And about his ideal in football: “Without hesitation, Mohamed Salah, because he is the best player in the world at the moment, and he deserved to be crowned with the Golden Ball instead of Messi.”