Mohamed Salah more difficult to stop than Messi, says Rafael Benítez
Newcastle United manager Rafael Benítez believes Mohamed Salah is more difficult to stop than Lionel Messi, saying the Egyptian has more mobility.
Mohamed Salah has recently won the Premier League Player of the Season award as well as the Golden Boot after scoring 32 goals in 36 league games.
The Egyptian helped Liverpool seal a spot in next season’s Champions League, and has an opportunity to win it this season when they face holders Real Madrid in Kiev on May 26.
And former Liverpool and Real Madrid boss Rafael Benítez has made a big claim about Mohamed Salah ahead of the Champions League final.
In an interview with Marca, Benítez was asked how should Real Madrid stop Salah like Alvaro Arbeloa did against Messi, when the Spanish manager guided Liverpool to a famous 2-1 win at the Camp Nou in 2007.
“The difference between Salah and that Messi is that Barcelona played with a fixed front line and Salah has more mobility. That makes it more difficult to stop him,” Benítez replied.
Mohamed Salah will be hoping to become the only second Arab to lift the Champions League title after Algeria’s Rabah Madjer, who won it with FC Porto against Bayern Munich in 1987.
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