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Mustapha Hadji believes Salah in Ronaldo, Messi level

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Former Morocco star and current assistant coach has put Egypt hero on Wednesday in the same level as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Mohamed Salah has won the approval of five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo who said that the player is currently among the world’s best. Hadji agreed with the Portuguese and rated the Egyptian with Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar.

Salah has been having a record-breaking season with Liverpool bagging 32-goals in the English Premier League to become the league’s top goalscorer in one season as well as scoring 44 goals in total.

“Mohamed Salah has reached a level that puts him alongside the greatest players,” Hadji told Goal. “I think he proved it again against Roma [in the Champions League semi-final]. Today, he is one of the best players in the world. He is in that category alongside Neymar, Ronaldo and Messi. He has his place there.

“When we see everything that he has done this season, and I also believe that he’s a very humble guy, I wish him the best because it is not always easy to start where he started. He did a tremendous job.”

Hadji was also full of praise of the Egyptian off the pitch describing him as humble and continued to talk about how impressed he is with Salah.

“Beyond the footballer, I feel when I look at him he has exceptional humility and it goes above and beyond anything. I am really a big fan. He’s a guy who surprises me every day. I wish him to be one of the top three players in the world and I really believe he can make it.” He concluded.

Youssef Wael is a massive Al Ahly and Manchester United supporter from Cairo, Egypt. One of the few Egyptians who never really wanted to have a career in football, just played it as a hobby. Wael also played squash for 7 years.

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