Mohamed Salah: We make kids in Egypt dream bigger
English Premier League Player of the Year has spoken about his love for the league, citing his motivation to do better in England.
Mohamed Salah has been an absolute revelation since his arrive to Merseyside. It took the 26-year-old winger just one season to be mentioned in the same breath as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi last season.
The forward managed to score an astonishing 44 goals in all competitions for the Reds while setting a record for most English Premier League goals scored in a single season, 32.
During the season, Salah collected many accolades, wining multiple Player of the Week awards in the league and Champions league as well as best goal of the round in both competitions.
He topped that off by coming third in FIFA’s The Best, being the first African player to be included in the top three of such a big accolade since Samuel Eto’o. He also became the first Egyptian ever to be included in the list of finalists and is in the running for the 2018 Ballon d’Or award.
Speaking to Premier League today, Salah said: “When I was young I would always watch the Premier League.”
“We make it easier for the kids in Egypt to dream bigger and have a big dream now,” Salah said.
Mohamed Salah is one of three Egyptians plying their trade in England’s top level along with Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny and Huddersfield Town’s Ramadan Sobhi. There are also three international players in the Championship, Aston Villa’s Ahmed Elmohamady, West Bromwich Albion’s Ahmed Hegazi and Wigan Athletic’s Sam Morsy.
“They see many players play in the Premier League, seven or eight Egyptians now. We make them believe in themselves,” concluded Salah.
Since his arrival to England, Salah has formed a formidable trio with Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane as they went on to score 91 goals in a season where they reached the UEFA Champions League final.
His effect since his arrival was praised by teammate Roberto Firmino, who said: “Mohamed Salah is a great player. He is a fantastic partner, we discuss a lot of matters ever single day and I am very happy to play next to him.”
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