Salah reviews his lifestyle, how he handles people’s high expectations
Egypt and Liverpool hero Mohamed Salah has discussed his his lifestyle and his breakthrough in football until becoming the superstar he is with the Pharaohs and the Reds.
Salah has recently reaped the fruits of his stupendous season with the Liverpool in the Premier League after he was crowned the 2018 PFA Player of the Year.
Salah has scored a total of 41 goals with Liverpool in all competition this season and also led Egypt to the World Cup in Russia for the first time since 1990.
“Nutrition is so important, it’s part of the game. It has helped with my recovery, allowed me to sleep better and helped my body adapt quickly,” Salah told CNN.
“My nutritionist says that because I don’t have any fat on my body, I can eat what I want. I also don’t drink so it’s fine. When I go back to Egypt, I call my friend from the airport to buy kushari for us to eat in the car. I pull my hoodie over my head, jump into the car and then I’m eating it straight away.”
The 25-year-old man also voiced out about his influential role in Egypt and for the community in his homeland.
“It’s a big responsibility, I feel it. If you talk only about Egypt, we are 100 million. I have to be natural and not doing anything fake, not lying on social media, in interviews and life. This is my life, it’s an easy life. It’s not complicated. I have nothing much to do during the day but it’s a responsibility in the end.”
“You have to take it easy and carry on. I’m not nervous about that,” he says. “It’s also a little bit difficult because you don’t have the freedom to make mistakes or something wrong. That’s pressure but when you’ve been under pressure for many years you can deal with it. It’s fine.”
Salah responded to saying that the pressure have piled on his shoulder after his excellence this season and acknowledging that people all over the world will expect from him the same next term.
“It makes me work harder. It makes me give everything, more than before because now there’s more pressure. Everyone is looking for you to do something. When I didn’t score in one game, they said: ‘Wow, he’s playing badly’. Everyone is expecting something in each game I’m playing. I don’t have to score in every game but I want to do my best. I want to give everything for the club for my teammates and myself also.”
“It’s a great feeling to have felt the love from my first day here. It’s a special feeling for me. It’s something that makes me work harder, think more positive and everyone is looking at you to do something every game.It’s also more pressure but it’s something huge to be here in this city. It’s something different,” he concluded.
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