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Pep would choose Champions League over league title, says Salah

Mohamed Salah
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has disagreed with Pep Guardiola’s claims that winning the Premier League is more important than the Champions League.

manager Pep Guardiola had earlier revealed that for him domestic success is way more important than European glory, adding that he would sign to do what his side did last season again.

Pep failed to get beyond the quarter-final stage in three attempts with the Citizens, however, he managed to win the quadruple last season as well as the domestic double in 2018.

On the other hand, Mohamed Salah & Co. are yet to win any domestic title in the last seven years, losing the Community Shield to Man City last week.

However, they managed to lift the UEFA Champions League title, and Salah claims that Pep would choose the European title over the Premier League if he had the chance.

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“Honestly, I didn’t know that he (Guardiola) said that, but I think if you give him a choice to choose which one, he would choose the Champions League,” Salah told CNN.

“That’s my opinion. I’m not talking about him, but my opinion. It’s the biggest competition in football, so everyone wants to win it.

“Every coach, every player wants to win it, dreams of winning it. So of course the Premier League also is something big, but still the Champions League is the biggest competition,” he added.

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Speaking of his team’s Champions League success, Salah said: “Honestly, it was great.

“It’s a dream for everyone, the city, the players, to win a Champions League is something so great and something very big.

“So everyone was having that special moment. I was feeling like a kid whose dream comes true.”

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Liverpool have another chance to claim another European title when they face Europa League winners Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup on Wednesday in Turkey.

If Salah manages to help his side win the title, he would become the first Egyptian and Arab player to lift the UEFA Super Cup.

“I love these games,” Salah said ahead of the tie in Turkey.

“Big games and a final game … they want to win with a new coach and we also want to win it,” added Salah, referring to Chelsea’s new manager Frank Lampard.

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