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Mohamed Salah talks ambitions, his fans, and World Cup


Mohamed Salah

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has discussed his ambitions with Liverpool and Egypt, the amazing support he receives from his fans in Egypt and all over the world and Egypt’s World Cup expectations.

The 25-year-old was tragically injured during the UEFA Champions League against Real Madrid but is still expected to play in the World Cup starting the second game against Uruguay according to Egyptian FA.

Following his injury Salah has seen support from people all around the world, this is not only due to his footballing ability but also thanks to his down to earth personality which makes him a very popular figure in the footballing community.

The Liverpool winger is especially admired among Egyptians and is seen as an idol for most of them.

“I’m always happy when I see the people look at me as an icon or an idol in Egypt. When I was young, I always wanted the people to follow my way, if it was a good way. I am very proud about that,” Salah told Bleacher Report.

“I don’t think there’s any reason for anyone to not be humble,” he added.


Mohamed Salah


Salah has undergone many medical tests that have proven that it will be difficult for him to be fit for Egypt’s first World Cup game game against Uruguay but the 2017 African Player of the Year says that he will do his best to be ready.

“We’ll fight for the first [game against Uruguay]. It’s a fighting mentality,”

Salah joined Liverpool during the 2017 summer and has hit the ground running becoming the Premier League top goalscorer with 32 goals and easily became a fan favorite.

“Honestly, when I came here, I said I want to win a cup for this team. I wanted to do it for the city, for the fans, for everyone who believed in me enough to bring me here.

“I’m very happy now in Liverpool. They have made me feel like I’m home. It is amazing with the fans here. They sing songs for you in the stadium. They chant your name, fans wear your shirt everywhere. It is beautiful. I give football my whole life. So I’m happy.”


Mohamed Salah ballon d'or

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Salah believes that he is constantly improving and aims to be the best footballer in the world.

“If you look at my career, last year was better than the year before it, and this year was better than last year. But there is more to go. I’m not just going to be settled.

“I want to change the future of Egyptian football forever,” he continued.

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Egypt were drawn in Group A in the World Cup alongside hosts Russia, Uruguay and Saudi Arabia. Not much is expected from Egypt during the tournament but Salah that the Pharaohs can thrive with or without him.

“I’m very sure we’re gonna go very far in the World Cup. And no one expects that, but I’m very sure about it.” He concluded.

Full credits go to Bleacher for the original interview.

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