Mohamed Salah has stated that leaving the Champions League final due to an injury, was the worst moment of his career, as he feared he would miss out on the World Cup.
The Liverpool star was in tears as he left the pitch in the first half, after tangling with Sergio Ramos in the 3-1 loss in Kiev.
Reflecting on what transpired against Madrid, Salah told Marca in a preview of the interview: “Leaving the final was the worst moment of my career.”
Egypt will open their World Cup Group A campaign against Uruguay on June 15.
“I began to think that I would miss the World Cup, it was devastating,” Salah said.
Egypt will also face hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia as they prepare to end their 27-year wait to compete at the World Cup.
“For us to qualify for the World Cup is almost like Spain winning the title,” Salah added.