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Hazem Emam on Amr Zaki

Hazem Emam on Amr Zaki



Wigan Athletic goal scoring sensation Amr Zaki might be turning heads around Europe but back home in Egypt his sensational form is nothing former team mates and fans didn`t expect

Each week millions of Egyptians follow Zaki`s progress with the Latics and though they are delighted they are also proud that one of their own is putting Egyptian football on the map

Hazem Emam, former captain and now board member at Zamalek says he isn`t surprised with how well Amr Zaki has settled in to the English Premier League he told reporters:

'We know that Amr is a very good player, and his build is very good which can help him play in England, but nobody expected that he could score seven goals in the first eight matches.

'Many people at the club are happy for him, all the management, the players; we are proud also.

'All the sports media are talking about Amr Zaki and he is one of the nominees for the African footballer of the year which is the first time for him.'


Zaki went to Moscow early in his career and things didn`t quite work out there but Emam reckons this time it`s different because playing for the Latics is part of Zaki`s dream, he continued:

'Moscow was different, it was very cold and also it was the first time for Amr to go out from ENPPI it's not a top club like Zamalek and everything happened suddenly for him I think.

'It wasn't a big ambition for him to go to Russia and it wasn't his dream so he didn't settle well.

'The hardest thing for the professionals who go to Europe has been the differences in community or society. I think that will be the hardest thing in front of Amr now, but in matches he will do great.'

'We were always talking together and he was telling me he needs to go and have the opportunity to play in a big competition like the Premier League by his performance so far he can play anywhere. I think if he plays for one of the big four, or even the top six or seven he will have more service, the players will create more chances so he will score more.'


Very good apart from the last bit, he can stay with us and help us become a top 6 club

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Writer:Barry Worthington
Date:Friday October 24 2008
Time: 7:18AM

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worbo
24/10/2008 07:21:00
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Its hard to believe that he will be there after the loan period is over. It was a big mistake not signing him, now you got to fight off competition from other EPL clubs. If reports are to be believed, there is interest in zaki in some La Liga clubs too.
ArabianKnight
24/10/2008 09:47:00
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Hindsight is such a wonderful thing...
J_Mo
24/10/2008 11:41:00
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For the record, Hazem Emam was among Egypt squad who won African Cup of Nations in 1998, also played for Udinese for a while.
egyptianfan
24/10/2008 13:38:00
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We can become 1 of the top 7
Jonni_G
24/10/2008 18:53:00
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