Cole would not have predicted Salah’s dramatic rise

Date published: Tuesday 16th April 2019 9:34

Ashley Cole Mohamed Salah Chelsea

Former team-mate Ashley Cole thinks Mohamed Salah has become a lot “more ruthless” since he was at Chelsea.

The Egyptian only made 13 Premier League appearances for Chelsea before successful spells in Serie A with Fiorentina and Roma kick started his career.

On his return to the Premier League with Liverpool, Salah has taken his game to a new level with 66 goals in 96 matches for the Merseyside club following his move to Anfield in 2017.

“To be honest, no,” Cole said on Sky Sports when asked whether he could have predicted Salah‘s improvement.

“I saw in training the ability that he had but he seems to have become more ruthless.

“I don’t mean selfish in a bad way, but he wants to score goals. That’s his job. He needs to score goals.

“[Salah], Firmino and Mane all play well together but I think he’s become a little bit more ‘it’s about me now, it’s my time’.

“He’s had enough of the other players, being in their shadow, and he wants to be the main man.”


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