I’m not letting him go, Nantes coach makes Mohamed transfer admission

Nantes coach Antoine Kombouaré hailed praise on Mostafa Mohamed after the Egyptian rescued his side a late point against Nice.

With the game slipping away, Mostafa Mohamed beat Kasper Schmeichel with a header to make it 2-2 to secure FC Nantes a vital draw against Nice on Sunday afternoon.

The goal marked Mostafa Mohamed’s ninth of the season which led him to top the club’s goalscoring chart alongside Ludovic Blas and Andy Delort, despite his lack of playing time.

Moreover, Mohamed also became the team’s top assist along with Ludovic Blas and Ignatius Ganago with five each in all competitions.

This led Nantes coach Antoine Kombouaré to send a message of support to the Egyptian, urging him not to give up as well as promising him more playing time.

In a post-game press conference, Kombouaré said: “I have no problem with any of my players. Ganago and Delort are, in my opinion, ahead of him [Mostafa Mohamed].

“There is strong competition. I prefer this situation where he is subbed on and then he scores, it works for us.

“He must not give up; I’m not letting him go anyway. I trust him, but.

“I believe that at some point, I will have to give him more playing time because the players have to be made happy” the French coach added.

Mostafa Mohamed joined Nantes from Turkish side Galatasaray last summer on a season-long loan.

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