CAIRO: Ahmed Abou-Mosallam denied making improper comments against Egypt technical staff after he was overlooked for the Pharaohs African Cup of Nations squad.
I did not attack the technical staff. I respect them so much, the Strasbourg left-back told FilGoal.com on Wednesday.
The journalists should beware when interpreting comments from any player. I spoke to one of them for just one minute and he posted a whole fake interview.
Egypt boss Hassan Shehata named eight foreign-based players in his preliminary squad for CAN 2008 in Ghana without the inclusion of Abou-Mosallam.
I was hoping to earn a call-up to Egypt squad but it s up to the technical staff to choose me or not, I can t complain, the 26-year-old said.
Abou-Mosallam has also said he did not speak badly about his Egypt teammates, insisted that his relationship with them is very good.
The former Al Ahly man is enduring a frustrating time at Strasbourg, failing to break through the French side s squad.
Abou-Mosallam recently revealed that he will depart Strasbourg when the January transfer window opens.