Egypt starlet Mohamed Salah warned against complacency ahead of Friday’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Central African Republic.
“It's going to be a tough and difficult game,” Salah, who scored a dramatic winner for Egypt in last week’s World Cup qualifier in Guinea, said in an interview with Cafonline.com.
“We cannot underestimate any team because football knows no names or rules. We are playing for a convincing victory before the return leg in a fortnight.
“We followed some of their last games and I can say they are a good and organized team.”
Salah admitted the physical impact of the previous two games against Mozambique and Guinea, which saw Egypt claim maximum points in the World Cup qualifying Group G.
“Those victories raised our morale and confidence. But we have to put that aside and play against Central African Republic with the same determination,” the 20-year-old added.
“This is another tournament now and we have to qualify to that too because Egypt is seven times African champion, and we must qualify.
“Well there is some tiredness, it’s only natural especially when you consider that we played Mozambique at home and then flew to Guinea, and immediately after we returned we started preparing for this game.
“But we have to deal with that. We'll play hard to win because our aim is qualifying to the next round.”