Chelsea boss Conte doesn’t want to take responsibility for Salah sale
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has insisted he is not to blame for the Mohamed Salah’s sale to AS Roma in 2016.
Mohamed Salah’s first Premier League stint came during the 2014/2015 season when joined Chelsea from FC Basel, but failed to shine under then-manager Jose Mourinho.
He was sent out on loan to ACF Fiorentina and AS Roma, before the latter made his move permanent, shortly after Conte’s arrival at Chelsea.
And the Italian manager doesn’t want to take responsibility for Salah’s move to Roma, saying no one at Chelsea asked him about the Egypt international.
“My decision? No, no, no. I have never spoken about Salah because I think the situation was clear. Was very, very clear. No one asked me about him,” Conte said on Friday.
“No, I don’t want to take this responsibility. If you put also this on me, I’m in trouble… Put that on the person who has to take the responsibility.
“I think this season, for Salah, is a fantastic season. For sure we are talking about a really good player.
“I knew him when he played in Italy. But to wait for this type of season… it would be very difficult to predict this type of season for Salah.
“We are talking about a player with specific characteristics: good technique, and also very fast. But this season I’m seeing him very clinical. Every opportunity, every chance he has, he is taking them very well,” he added.
Salah has been on fire at Liverpool, helping them qualify for the Champions League final for the first time in over than 10 years.
He has scored 43 goals in 48 games across all competitions, including 10 in this year’s Champions League campgain, which made him the best African goal scorer for a single season in the Champions League.
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