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VIDEO: Mourinho praises Salah after Chelsea’s defeat to Basel


After Basel dominated Chelsea in their Champions League group stage game, Mourinho made the following comments regarding Basel’s attack – while praising individually.

José Mourinho spent some time in the mixed zone after his side’s defeat, providing journalists with his judgements on his side’s performance.

The Portuguese manager was asked by Al Jazeera Sports’ correspondent about Basel’s attacking force, and Mohamed Salah in particular, to which Mourinho answered: “They were very difficult to play against.” He quickly added: “He [Salah] is a very good player, very fast too.”

Mourinho then shifted his comments towards his side, he continued: “Our defense was very bad on the night, they were asleep, which is completely unacceptable.”

Mohamed Salah’s goal proved to be the difference as his side ended up victorious 1-0. Salah won the Man of the Match award, and he is currently UEFA’s player of the week for Matchday 5 after half of the games have been played.

Below is Mourinho’s interview mentioned above, in Arabic:

Mohamed Salah’s winning goal against Chelsea last night:

It is well worth mentioning that this is Mohamed Salah’s third goal against the London based club, having scored against them in the Europa League last season, and in the reverse fixture of the Champions league this season.

KingFut’s compilation video on Salah:

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