Mohamed Salah broke his silence for the first time since his team was eliminated from the World Cup in Russia with a tweet on Sunday.
“Some people think it’s over, it’s not over, there’s got to be a change,” Salah tweeted on Sunday.
Fans assume Salah’s tweet is a call for the reformation of the Egyptian Football Association to allow an atmosphere of success, more room for growth and compensation for the loss that took place at the World Cup.
Some might think it’s over but it isn’t over. There needs to be change.— Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) July 1, 2018
Egypt was knocked out at the group stage, scoring one of the lowest point scores in the tournament after being defeated by Uruguay, Russia and Saudi Arabia.
Many fans believe that Hector Cuper’s recent departure as coach of the national team was not enough.
Observers believe that Salah’s psychological mood deteriorated during the tournament and that the conditions at Egypt’s World Cup camp made it difficult for the team to get in the right state of mind, which led to their defeat.
Salah is currently on holiday in Beirut and is scheduled to return back to Cairo to attend his brother’s engagement.
He will then head back to England to begin training with his team, Liverpool, for the new season.
Liverpool announced on Monday that Salah signed a new long-term contract with the club.