Salah: Reaching the Champions League final a dream
Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has admitted that his side acknowledged the difficulty of their return match against Roma after the Reds reached the UEFA Champions League final for the first time since 2007.
Salah and Liverpool have set a meeting with Real Madrid in the Champions League final after they managed to overrun Serie A outfit Roma in the semifinal winning 7-6 on aggregate, in a tie that saw a goal galore over the two legs.
By this accomplishment, the 25-year-old forward made history after he became the first Egyptian to play for the European glory in the final showdown.
“We already knew since the final whistle of the first leg that the return game was not going to be easy. However, the most important thing is that we reached the final,” Salah told beIN Sports.
“Reaching the final represents a dream for us and we are already there. I don’t know [If Real Madrid is an obstacle in Salah’s way to Ballon d’Or], all what I can say is that I wish to win the Champions League like every other player. We are all excited for playing the final.”
Salah also played down reducing the final clash between Real Madrid and Liverpool to a contest between him and Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
“Of course whoever wins the Champions League the credit will go to the entire team not just a single player. I hope to win it, I know that all Egyptians, Arabs and Liverpool fans around the globe are supporting us. I will give my best for the team to claim the trophy.”
“Italian football have totally changed my playing style because it mostly rely on tactics. If I am going to thank someone it will be my coach [Klopp] and my teammates who help me a lot to perform.”
“However, I also can’t forget coach Spalletti who pretty much developed me as a person and as a player. It was an important stage in my career,” he concluded.
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