AFCON 2021: ‘We deserved to win by a bigger margin’ – Queiroz

Egypt national team head coach Carlos Queiroz claims that his side deserved to win by a bigger margin against Guinea Bissau.

The Pharaohs secured a narrow 1-0 victory over Guinea-Bissau to revive their chances of a last 16 place in TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon 2021 at Roumdé Adjia Stadium.

Talisman and captain Mohamed Salah scored the lone goal to give the Pharos their first points of the tournament following their disappointing defeat to Nigeria.

The Liverpool forward volleyed past Djutus keeper Mendes with his left foot from Amro El Soulia’s clever pass over the top on 69 minutes.

According to Queiroz, Egypt were not lucky enough to win with just one goal.

“This win is for Egyptian fans who believed in their team. After four days of pressure the players has shown their strong character and rebounded in a good way,” Queiroz said.

“We deserved to win by a bigger margin, but luck was not on our side. We will be better game by game.”

The Pharos were forced to work hard for their victory as Guinea-Bissau put up a brave performance against the record AFCON champions in Garoua.

Egypt survived a late scare as Guinea-Bissau had a late goal disallowed following on field video assistant referee review.

Mama Balde fired past the impressive El Shenawy having earlier impeded Omar Abdelwahed in the buildup.

Egypt moved to second on Group D table with three points behind Nigeria who earlier booked their knockout stage place with a convincing 3-1 over Sudan.

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