Paul Scholes cannot understand the tears of Mohamed Salah
Manchester United legend slammed Mohamed Salah on being too emotional after his injury in the Champions League final and couldn’t understand how crying would help.
After being dragged down to the ground the Pharaoh got injured by the Real Madrid defender and burst into tears as he could not continue the final and was at risk of not going to the World Cup.
With everything at stake, especially the World Cup, a competition Egypt failed to enter since 1990, Salah was very emotional once he left the pitch, a situation that Scholes wanted to discuss.
“I can understand Karius, I suppose, he’s devastated at what’s happened,” he told Manchester Evening News. “But injuries are part of the game.
“If you go back years and you saw somebody crying on the pitch, they’d have had a whole load of stick for it. Now it’s a different game, players are sensitive and they get upset easily.”
A similar situation famously happened to Scholes when he was forced to miss the Champions League final in 1999, after getting booked against Juventus in the semi-final.
When asked if the incident made him emotional, Scholes added: “No. What’s crying going to do?
“It’s not going to make the booking go away. Obviously I was disappointed but close to tears? No.”
“I don’t think I have (cried on a pitch). Maybe when I was 11 or 12 and we lost the cup final or something.”
The English midfielder’s former teammate Cristiano Ronaldo was in tears when he couldn’t continue the UEFA Euro final two years ago and so did Paul Gascoigne with England back in 1990 in the World Cup semi-final, however this is the first time Scholes gets to slam a player for bursting in tears whether it was for an injury or a booking.
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