He was playing in training as if he was Lionel Messi, but Jose Mourinho wronged him and did not include him, as a former colleague of the Egyptian striker Mohamed Salah said about the period in which they joined the English football team Chelsea.
Salah joined Chelsea from Basel in 2014, but he left one year later to Fiorentina, Italy, because he did not have the opportunity to play a key player, and participated as a substitute in only a few matches despite his brilliance in training, according to his former colleague.
Felipe Lewis, who currently plays for the Brazilian team Flamengo, explained the truth of that period to the British newspaper “The Guardian”, saying, “I have no differences with Mourinho, on the contrary, I like him. I won the league with him, but he did not come out my best, just as he did.” With Salah. “
He added: When Salah wanted to move to Fiorentina, I told him, “Why are you going? You are playing at Chelsea.”
“He never went to win more money, he went to show that he can play. In training he was playing like Messi. Really, like Messi. Ask anyone.”
Salah joined Fiorentina on loan in January 2015, and concluded his transfer to Serie A the following summer with Roma, after another loan.
The 28-year-old Egyptian star returned to English football in 2017 in a Liverpool jersey with a deal worth 37 million pounds (about 52 million dollars).
Salah contributed to the “Reds” winning the European Champions League in addition to the Premier League title for the first time in 30 years. He also won the league’s top scorer title for two consecutive seasons, and is the top scorer this season as well.