Friday 07 January 2022
Dialogue – Mustafa Al-Greitli:
The Egyptian player in the Dutch Utrecht U-17 club, Amir Saleh, believes that if the national team coach calls him to join his team, he will not regret his decision.
Yalakoura had an interview with Amir Saleh, the talent of the Dutch Utrecht club under 17 years, as part of a series that we have been publishing since 2019 under the name “I am Egyptian” about young Egyptian players abroad to get to know them closely and draw attention to them before joining the ranks of the national teams in which they reside.
And the prince of football began at his fifth year at the Dutch Swift Club; Where his father was a coach for him until his eleventh year: “I sat with him for a while and it was forbidden to tell me, Daddy.” The father remembers when he evaded his son while he was playing under his leadership, and he hit him: “I did not move. The 16-year-old, his father’s work in the field of sports was positive for him: “My father is in my back and I need an important need, and my mother is also in my back and organizes the appropriate meals for my training.”
But with Amir reaching the age of 11, his father listened to the advice of the scouts of the big clubs in the Netherlands that he should have a greater opportunity: “He had to go through a new experience and get new experiences, and there was a Uruguayan coach who had previously trained Suarez, Shaf Amir and Qali would be a distinguished football player.”
Amir, who was active in the number 10 position on the field, moved to the ranks of Puten Wilder Club in his country, before his talent attracted the attention of the provincial team in the Netherlands, which is being formed from different clubs, to join him at the age of 13.
There, Amir’s position in the provincial team in the Netherlands was transferred to a right wing: “It was the right place for him. Indeed, Amir is currently playing on the right and left wing, but he prefers the right and I used to play it when he was young as a buck. I tried him in more than one center.”
This is the opportunity that showed him greatly to receive several offers, including choosing to join the Dutch club Utrecht, under 15 years old, and his father says: “The main wing of the team was coming from Ajax, which makes the task theoretically difficult for Amir.”
But the injury of the main player made Amir participate immediately after joining the team and receive praise from his technical staff to become the main player in his team and turn his life to more professionalism: “He lost many things, unlike his age, so he wakes up at 5:30 in the morning and returns at nine in the evening.”
The player, who was initially training with his father at his club’s stadium facing his home, has been riding more than a continuation to reach his club, Utrecht, who rose before the last international break to play for the U-17 team: “Amir played 11 matches with his team this season, he scored 11 goals and made 17 for his teammates. Take a lot of experience from playing with the provincial team.”
And the 16-year-old player, Mohamed Salah, sets an example for him on the football field, alongside the English player Sancho of Manchester United: “The same style of playing on the field,” and the player does not hide his happiness at the arrival of an invitation by the Football Association to join the ranks of the 15-year-old team: “I was I was very happy, but I was sad because the invitation came two days before the camp, but I waited for the next opportunity and I tell the coach to summon me and you will not regret joining the team.”
These are the conversations that made him somewhat popular on social networking sites, with the spread of some videos of him that include his skills and goals: “I am happy and I want to let me do my best and make me excited to be in the Egypt team.”
Emir, whose Egyptian nationality, has both Dutch and Moroccan nationalities, since his mother is Moroccan, but he does not care about anything during the current period except for development and playing at higher levels; He hopes to play in the English Premier League in the future and the World Cup with the Egyptian national team.
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