Mohamed Salah was ‘like Lionel Messi’ according to Filipe Luis
Mohamed salah formed “ as if he were Lionel Messi ” while he was at Chelsea but never managed to convince Jose Mourinho.
Salah’s first stint in English football was unfortunate and he never managed to establish himself at Stamford Bridge.
Ex-team-mate Filipe Luis claims it’s not due to a lack of tries as the Egyptian has looked every inch at the player he is right now behind narrow doors.
He explained to the Guardian: “It looks like we [Mourinho] fell but I admire it. I won the league with him. But he didn’t get the best of me, just like he didn’t with Salah.
“When he went to Fiorentina, I said, ‘Why are you going, Momo? It’s Chelsea. “And he said,” I need to play. “I thought,” This kid is good. “
“He never went for money or to win more; he went to show he could play. In training he was like Messi. Really, like Messi. Ask anyone.”
Salah joined Fiorentina on loan in January 2015 and sealed a permanent move to Serie A the following summer with Roma, following another loan.
The 28-year-old returned to English football in 2017 and signed for Liverpool in a deal worth £ 37million.
Meanwhile, Luis only spent a year in London before returning to Atletico Madrid.
Luis continued: “When I was on the bench for the first game of the season, I knocked on the door of Mourinho’s office and said, ‘Why did you bring me here? Why didn’t you leave me at Atletico? “
“He said he didn’t feel as safe defensively with me on the team as he did [Cesar] Azpilicueta.
“He said I had to earn my place. I couldn’t expect that because of my name I was going to be the first choice.
“He was right. I wasn’t playing well. But I also think you have to be on the pitch to improve.
“I have never regretted the move because I was at one of the biggest clubs in the world but everyone wants to play!”
The Tottenham Hotspur manager told beIN Sports: “When the club decided to sell him, it wasn’t me. I bought him, I didn’t sell him, and my relationship with him was good, is good.
“I pushed the club to buy it. Back then we had some fantastic strikers, [Eden] Hazard and Willian, but I told them to buy this kid. “