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Luciano Spalletti: I had to substitute Salah

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Posted on November 21, 2016
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manager, , took to the media to defend his decision of substituting in Roma’s defeat against Atalanta. 

Spalletti substituted Salah after one hour of decent display in the Gillarossi’s 2-1 defeat gainst Atalanta in the Seria A. He then told reporters why he substituted the Egyptian winger.

Spalleti said,” I had to substitute him. He was tired and his performance was going to eventually deteriorate if I hadn’t subbed him. We took the right decision taking him off.”

“We weren’t able to move the ball in the opposition’s midfield which resulted in our loss. I had to substitute my players in an effort to go on goal more.”

Mohamed Salah gave Atalanta’s manager a hard time as when asked if he started the game cautiously against a hard opponent, Gasperini stated, “Not at all, we played our game very well in the beginning, we suffered from Salah’s breakthroughs but nothing else.”

 

2 Comments

  1. M. Almiski

    November 22, 2016 at 6:44 PM

    Decent display? Salah was clear through on goal twice and scuffed it both times. His speed is deadly but i wish he would be more poised, he would score 30 a year as he is unstoppable with his speed and his willingness to run and work hard.

  2. oziboy

    November 22, 2016 at 10:25 PM

    if he was a little bit more intelligent on the pitch et more a killer in front the goal, he would play for real madrid or barcelona and he would postulate for FiFA ballon d’or

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