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Mohamed Salah reflects on career, lessons learned

Mohamed Salah

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In an intensive interview with France Football Magazine, Mohamed Salah reflected on his young career to date and the lessons he’s learned along the way.

“Basel was undoubtedly my chance”, said the 24 year old Egyptian winger. “The domestic league was stopped at that time (after the Port-Said tragedy), and Basel is a big club that plays in the Champions League”.

Salah also stated that he is hopeful that he has helped his fellow countrymen move abroad. Citing his goal against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in 2013, he added, “I still prefer the Champions League, but it was interesting to play in the Europa League”.

Despite facing adversity through the defeat against Ghana in World Cup qualifying in 2014 and his struggles at Chelsea, Salah acknowledged the importance in struggling. “It was one of the key moments of my life and my career in terms of learning”, added the Roma man.

The interview transitioned to Salah’s time in Italy, where he stated, “Today, I understand Italian football better and I like to evolve”. When asked if he was proud of his initial campaign in Rome, where he received Roma’s player of the year award, Salah said, “Yes, especially since it was my first season. I liked working with Rudi Garcia…I always try to learn from my coaches.”

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