RB Leipzig striker claimed the Egyptian should have received his marching orders for his challenge
Dani Olmo has said Taher Mohamed should have been sent off for a challenge against Dani Ceballos in Spain’s 0-0 draw against Egypt on Thursday morning.
The Real Madrid midfielder limped off the pitch after being caught by a tackle from the Al Ahly star in the first half at the Sapporo Dome.
Taher received the ball on the turn and ignored Ceballos’ presence as he got closer. The striker’s foot was planted on his opponent’s ankle.
This incident was verified by VAR, and match referee Adham Makhadmeh advised to take a look at a field monitor.
After an extended break in play for processing and evaluation, Taher was shown a yellow card.
Subsequently, the former Arsenal lender was sent off and replaced by Jon Moncayola of Osasuna.
In his post-match reaction, Olmo was unhappy with the decision not to reduce the African team to 10 men.
“It seemed strange to me that the referee did not change the yellow card after consulting the VAR. There was no doubt that the challenge required a red card, ”he told media.
“It’s no excuse, but Dani Ceballos and Oscar Mingueza are important and I hope they will recover as soon as possible.”
The RB Leipzig star also expressed his disillusion that the deal ended in a 0-0 draw.
“It was clear that this was not what we wanted, we wanted to win as always. We knew Egypt was going to stay deep, but we had to play, as we usually do, ”he continued.
“We lacked a little more verticality, but it’s good, besides the draw, there are things to improve and we will work on it.
Meanwhile, European team coach Luis de la Fuente revealed that Egypt got what they wanted, expressing satisfaction with the result.
“A contradictory feeling. The first game is always difficult, and the injuries disturbed us a bit, but I’m happy. We have to go on and think about the game against Australia, ”he said.
“We knew we were very strong. The problem is not in the aggressiveness of the player, but in the person who allows it. Egypt managed to play their game.
“There is no time to relax and think about anything other than the next opponent. We will see how we bring the players back and we will certainly be better than today.