Mohamed Elneny: We have no option other than to win

"He (Salah) is an exceptional player, but (he is) not a world-class football star, who can compete for the Golden Boot", Cheryshev Sr said, as quoted by FourFourTwo.

Standing in their way could be Salah, but his availability has been a headache for Egypt ever since he injured his shoulder during a tussle with Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos during the Champions League final last month.

The 26-year-old has scored 44 goals in a sensational first season for Liverpool and is keen to make his debut after missing the Pharaohs' 1-0 opening game loss to Uruguay with a shoulder injury.

Playing at its first World Cup since 1990, Egypt would be eliminated after two group games if it loses to Russian Federation and Uruguay beats Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.

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Elneny assured the fans on Monday that the team is focused and confident ahead of the tie against the hosts and they will approach the game with an offensive mentality after the instructions of head coach Hector Cuper. "We always carry out a last physical test before we announce our line-up and today we will have an important test for him to see how he does". I'm sure that he will be able to play.

"I think it's great if their coach is only focusing on Salah", he said.

"Salah is a player who has enormous skill and I have to say when we don't have him, we feel his absence". Egypt struggled to create much in attack without its star forward.

"He is important to us and I say that with all due respect to the other players in the Egyptian squad". "He is in the top 10 for me, there is no shadow of doubt about it", he said.

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