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Spalletti: Salah superb but not great defensively

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manager has given his thoughts on ’s recent performances for the Giallorossi.

In an interview with, Roma’s manager spoke about how he sees Mohamed Salah as ‘superb’. “He’s a superb player and I think he’d be right at home in the English game because with such searing pace he just leaves you for dead over 60 meters,” Spalletti claimed.

The 57-year-old manager then added that the Egypt international needs to work on the defensive side of his game. He said, “He’s not great defensively, so when he doesn’t take his chances up front it’s tough, especially against big teams like Inter who make life hard for you.”

This comes after AS Roma beat Inter Milan 2-1 in the Serie A moving Salah’s side to 3rd in the league after seven games.

Roma face second placed Napoli away on the 15th October after the international break.

Ahmad Yousef is a proud Egyptian football fanatic who started playing football at a young age and was scouted for Ipswich Town. A hardcore Tottenham Hotspur fan and Zamalek supporter by blood, Ahmad mainly follows European football involving Egyptian players and the Egyptian national team. Ahmad’s love for Egyptian players abroad is what initially spurred him into writing. He now writes regularly and is also an editor at

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