Reigining PFA and African Footballer of the year, Mohammed Salah says he loved watching Ronaldo, Zidane & Totti while growing up while refusing to put himself in the same bracket as C.Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
Mohammed Salah has been in Sensational form for Liverpool leading them to the Champions League final and scoring 31 League goals.
Salah’sSalah’s consistency in the 2017/2018 is what Elites like C.Ronaldo and Lionel Messi do each season and his 43 goal efforts have seen him mentioned as a possible Ballon d’or winner.
Quizzed by Egyptian TV station ON E on the Messi and Ronaldo talk, Salah said: “I don’t want to say I am happy with this kind of comparison.
“Each of them has been at the top level for 10 or 11 years. Their performance level is stable.
“I need to maintain my performance levels high for many seasons. I hope I can do that. They are great players and hopefully I become happy with these comparisons.”
Pressed on who his boyhood icons were, Salah said: “I will tell you about the ones I loved when I was young and saw as outstanding stars.
“[Zinedine] Zidane, Ronaldo and [Francesco] Totti are the ones I loved the most when I was young. I loved watching them so much.
“I am lucky and so happy that I played with Totti [at Roma]. We have very good relationship together and are still friends until now. I didn’t see [Diego] Maradona and Pele play.”